UPDATE: Hit And Run Crash Leaves Pedestrian Dead Near Sunset
UPDATE: (8:00 a.m.)Troop I Spokesman Thomas Gosses says the victim has been identified at 51-year-old David Sonnier of Arnaudville.
Louisiana State Troopers were called to the scene of a crash last night about 10 PM. The incident in question occurred near the intersection of Louisiana Highway 182 and Thelma Road near the town of Sunset.
Troopers on the scene say a pedestrian was struck and killed at that location. The crash is being investigated as a hit and run crash. Since the driver of the vehicle that struck the pedestrian did not stop to check on the victim or remain at the scene after the crash.
Specific information has been limited from State Troopers as they continue to process the scene of the crash. The roadway was shut down for a short time while but has since been reopened to normal traffic.
State Police say more details on the crash, the identity of the victim, and more information about the vehicle that may have been involved in the crash will be forthcoming.