Pedestrian dies in hit-and-run crash on Joor Rd.

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The Louisiana State Police was called to a deadly hit-and-run crash on Thursday, July 8.

A pedestrian was hit and killed around 2 a.m. “on Joor Rd. at the intersection of Mickens Rd,” according to the Louisiana State Police.

The pedestrian who was killed is David Copening, 41, of Baton Rouge.

LSP states that “the initial investigation revealed the crash occurred as Copening was walking southbound on LA Hwy 946.”

At some point, Copening was hit by an unidentified vehicle.

The vehicle left after hitting the pedestrian.

The 41-year-old passed away at the crash scene.

Investigators are awaiting toxicology results for David Copening.

If you have any information about this deadly hit-and-run, please call Louisiana State Police Troop A at 225-754-8500.

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