Grand jury: More evidence needed in deadly 2014 hit-and-run case
BATON ROUGE - A Thursday grand jury verdict means more evidence will have to be presented in court in order to prosecute a Vacherie man involved in a hit-and-run crash that took the life of an LSU student in 2014.
Investigators believe 37-year-old Janneh Trench was behind the wheel of a vehicle when it struck and killed 21-year-old Eric Fabre in the 9700 block of Airline Hwy. Police said Trench fled after the crash and later attempted to burn his vehicle in an abandoned lot. He was arrested in Georgia and extradited back to Louisiana to face charges in connection with the deadly hit-and-run.
The man was released on bond in July 2015, but was back in front of a grand jury on Thursday. He’ll have to appear before a second jury though as the grand jury decided to abandon the case.
The case against Janneh can be brought before a grand jury again at a later date though assuming new evidence is able to be presented.