Information Updated in Abbeville Hit and Run
On Halloween morning, they responded to a call about a man that was hit by a vehicle in the area near Tractor Supply and Discount Tire on Veterans Memorial Drive. Officers provided assistance to the victim until Acadiana Ambulance arrived. The man was so seriously injured that he was transported by Air Med to a local trauma center.
Witnesses told police that the vehicle involved was a small white SUV with a damaged windshield and damage to the front of the vehicle. They say the driver had fled on Hwy 14 towards Iberia Parish.
As they were investigating that incident, they found out about another hit and run that may be related. Just minutes before the SUV hit the pedestrian, a similar vehicle hit a Chevy Silverado near the intersection of Jacquelyn and South Airport Road and fled that scene. The two locations are about a mile and a half apart.
Police have released the description of the victim, but HIPPA laws prevent them from releasing his photo. He's a white man, 5'7" tall, and 150-175 pounds. His hands, arms , and chest are tattooed with the following:
Black Sheep – right forearm
Outline of Louisiana – right hand
2K16 – right-hand knuckles
Pitbull image – right forearm
Fear God – right forearm
100 with underline – right forearm
B – on the right pectoral
337 – left hand
Paisley – left forearm
Anyone with information about the suspect and/or the vehicle is urged to call Abbeville Police at 337-893-2511 or the tip line at 337-892-6777. You can also call Crime Stoppers of Vermilion at 337-740-TIPS or submit a tip through the P3 app.
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