The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office is searching for the identity of the person responsible for the hit-and-run fatality of a pedestrian that occurred in Starks, early Tuesday morning at about 6:40am.

According to a media release from Kim Myers, the Sheriff's Office "responded to a call in the 100 block of Green Moore Road in Starks in reference to the hit-and-run. The initial investigation revealed the driver of a car struck a pedestrian. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene".

The suspect vehicle is described as a small newer model car with small LED lights surrounding the headlights.  The car will have obvious damage to the lower front end.

Anyone with information regarding this hit-and-run is asked to contact CPSO at 491.3605 or Crime Stoppers at 439.2222.

At the time of the media release, the investigation was still in the "preliminary stages" with no further information, said Myers. The victims next of kin had also not yet been notified, so the victim's name was not released.

Check back for updates as the case is ongoing.