Last night at around 11:18pm, the Lake Charles Police Department was dispatched to the intersection of Louisiana Highway 14 and Interstate 210 in reference to an auto pedestrian crash near the overpass.

The investigation suggests a pedestrian was walking across the roadway in the northbound lanes on Highway 14 when the victim was struck by a metallic silver or white colored pick up truck. Unfortunately, after the pedestrian was struck, the driver of the truck did not stop and proceeded to keep driving on Highway 14.

The pedestrian was transported to a local hospital, but died due to injuries. There is currently an ongoing investigation with Sgt. Scott Dougherty as the lead investigator. If you have any additional information that could help in the apprehension of the suspect, please call Sgt. Dougherty at 337-491-1456 ext. 5427 or email

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