Tue, Feb 19, 2013
Stephanie Fontenot, 37, was booked into the St. Landry Parish jail on one count of child endangerment, said Stephen Hammons, public information officer with Troop I.
Fontenot’s daughter, 7-year-old Kendessa Castile, was killed Jan. 29 when she darted across U.S. 190 in an area east of La. 753, located between Opelousas and Eunice, police said.
State Police said in January that the accident occurred at night, 7:18 p.m., when two westbound vehicles hit and killed Kendessa as she tried to cross highway.
Fontenot was booked into jail on Friday. Hammons on Tuesday did not have information on Fontenot’s bond amount.