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Authorities investigating fatal pedestrian hit-and-run

7 months 1 week 4 days ago Saturday, January 07 2017 Jan 7, 2017 January 07, 2017 7:39 AM January 07, 2017 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office is looking for more information after a pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle on Silverleaf Ave. Friday evening. 

According to the Sheriff's Office, around 6:00 p.m. Friday evening, the victim was walking in the 6000 block of Silverleaf Ave.

While crossing the roadway, the victim was reportedly struck by a blue or black color truck pulling a trailer, authorities said.

The victim was identified as Raphiel Skillern, 67.

Skillern sustained several fractured bones in addition to a head injury, according to authorities.

He was transported by EMS to a local hospital where he later died as a result of his injuries.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call EBRSO at 2253895000 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 344-STOP.

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