** UPDATE ** Hit And Run Driver Arrested ** Victim Dies In Fatal Crash On Johnston Street
** UPDATE ** 40 year old Timothy Ray Miller of Lafayette was arrested today for Felony Hit and Run and Careless Operation of a Vehicle. ** UPDATE **
Lafayette Police need your help trying to find the driver who ran away after allegedly crashing his truck into a car on Johnston Street, which killed one of the passengers.
LPD officers say the crash happened around 6:30 p.m. in the 6600 block of Johnston Street when a 2015 silver Toyota Corolla was stopped in traffic in the southbound lane of Johnston Street when it was struck in the rear by a 2002 red Dodge Ram truck. Immediately after the crash, police say the truck drove onto a nearby private lot and the driver and passenger ran away.
54-year-old Ingrid Reichle of Lafayette was one of three passengers in the Toyota. Reichle was sitting in the rear of the car and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver and the other two passengers in the car suffered minor injuries.
Officers say they have found the passenger in the truck but are still looking for the driver as the investigation continues. Call Lafayette Police if you have any information.