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Driver of 4-wheeler killed in hit-and-run accident

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Posted: Aug 4, 2014 12:27 PM by APNewsNow
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: Vacherie, death, four-wheeler, Kentwood

KENTWOOD - State police say a 22-year-old Vacherie man who was thrown from a four-wheeler and lying on a highway was run over by a car and killed.

Master Trooper Greg Marchand says authorities are looking for the driver of the car.

Marchand says Matthew J. Mahler westbound in a drainage ditch that runs along the north side of Louisiana Highway 10 near Kentwood Saturday when he hit a culvert in the ditch, flipped the Cam-Am he was driving and was thrown, landing in the westbound lane of Highway 10.

Marchand says Mahler's companion, riding another four-wheeler, tried to help as a small, dark-colored sedan approached.

He says Mahler's friend tried to alert the driver of the sedan, to no avail.

Mahler was pronounced dead at St. Helena Parish Hospital.

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