GPSO: Pedestrian struck in Jena Choctaw parking lot, dies at hospital

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GRANT PARISH, La. (KALB) - The Grant Parish Sheriff's Office has released the details about a fatal accident involving a pedestrian over the weekend.

Source: KALB

It happened on Friday night in the parking lot of Jena Choctaw Pines Casino.

The Sheriff's Office was called to scene, and learned that Barbara Ratcliff, 67 was struck by an 87-year-old woman. Ratcliff later died at the hospital.

Sheriff Steve McCain called the incident a tragic accident, and at this time the Sheriff’s Office is not charging the driver.

"The detectives have been working on this case ever since it happened,” explained Sheriff McCain. “And we finished processing the vehicle, we treated it just like any other scene. And when they finish the report it will be turned over to the district attorney for a review. It appears just to be a terrible accident."

We reached out to the casino about the incident, but they have not returned our call at this time.

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