Drunk driver kills Covington pedestrian

William Marshall Seither, Jr., 21
William Marshall Seither, Jr., 21

Covington, La. - A Covington woman was struck and killed Sunday night by a drunk driver while walking in the Normand Oaks subdivision, according to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office.

Police say the driver, identified as William Seither Jr., called police around 8:30pm to report the crash.

The victim, 51 year-old Lisa Pitre, was rushed to St. Tammany Parish Hospital and was ultimately transferred to Interim LSU Public Hospital in New Orleans.

Pitre remained in critical condition there until she succumbed to her injuries Monday afternoon.

Deputies suspected that Seither may have been impaired when he struck Pitre with his 2001 blue Ford Focus.  During questioning, Seither admitted to drug use earlier in the evening.  Seither submitted to Standardized Field Sobriety Tests as well as having his blood drawn.

Seither was arrested for DWI, Careless Operation, and First Degree Vehicular Negligent Injuring.

Seither's bond has been set at $100,000