Pedestrian killed in early morning hit and run on Florida Boulevard

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BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD)- Baton Rouge Police Traffic Homicide Investigators are investigating a fatal traffic crash that happened in the 6900 block of Florida Boulevard around 3 a.m. on Aug. 18.

The initial investigation at the scene revealed that an unknown vehicle was traveling east on Florida Boulevard hit a pedestrian as he attempted to cross the street. The vehicle refused to stop, according to investigators.

The pedestrian, identified as 35-year-old Barry Pace, died at the scene.

Through an anonymous tip, investigators were able to locate the suspect’s vehicle, a Kia Forte.

If you have any information, please call the Traffic Homicide Division at 225-389-7819 or Crime Stoppers at 225-344-7867.

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