Boat dedicated to LSU student killed in hit and run
BATON ROUGE - An air-boat will be dedicated to an LSU student that was killed in a hit and run accident about seven months ago.
Eric Fabre of Slidell was driving on his scooter when a car hit him from behind near the intersection of Airline Highway and Old Hammond. He died at the scene of the crash on June 20.
Fabre was a student at LSU's College of Agriculture and often worked on the school's boats. Friday, the school will name a boat in his honor. Fabre's girlfriend, Taylor Tycer, will christen the boat.
"He is smiling ear to ear knowing that the boat's in his name," said Tycer.
Family, friends and professors will help present the boat Efferson Hall at 2 p.m.
Police say Janneh Trench, 35, of Vacherie is wanted in connection to the hit and run. Police said Trench fled the scene and abandoned his vehicle in a lot on Erie Street, then tried to set it on fire to destroy evidence from the crash.