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