Troopers identify victim, seek suspect in fatal hit and run

BATON ROUGE, La. (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) - Louisiana State Police Troopers are looking for the vehicle suspected to be involved in a hit and run Friday.

Troopers are searching for a gray 2012-2015 GMC Terrain. Authorities said the vehicle should have significant damage to the front right side and should be missing the passenger side mirror.

Troopers began investigating a hit and run fatality involving a pedestrian on US 61 south of Interstate 10 in Ascension Parish Friday afternoon.

Louisiana State Police identified the victim as 49-year-old Patrick Lester of St. Francisville. The initial investigation reveals the crash happened as Lester ws walking on the northbound side of US 61. 

The investigation remains open. Troopers ask anyone with information call Troop A at 225-754-8500.


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