Driver who killed pedestrian in Bywater facing several charges

A driver who struck and killed a pedestrian Wednesday in the Bywater is facing several charges.

Steven Johnson, 32, was cited for driving with a suspended driver’s license, driving without registration, driving without vehicle insurance and driving with a switched license plate.

Police said the female victim was crossing St. Claude Avenue when the driver of an Infiniti traveling westbound on St. Claude Avenue struck her as she stepped into the vehicle’s lane of travel. The victim was taken to an area hospital, where she later died. The coroner has identified the victims as 33-year-old Kinsey Billac.

The investigation is ongoing and more charges may be forthcoming, police said.

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