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One arrested in deadly hit-and-run wreck

3 years 3 months 5 days ago July 17, 2013 Jul 17, 2013 Wednesday, July 17 2013 July 17, 2013 2:40 PM in News
Source: Baton Rouge Police Department
By: Russell Jones

BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man this week in connection with a deadly hit-and-run wreck last month in Baton Rouge.

Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said BRPD investigators developed Devante Pugh, 20, of Baker as a suspect in the June 1 wreck and got a warrant for his arrest. Pugh surrendered to authorities on Monday, July 15, and posted bond the next day.

Investigators said Pugh hit Louise Hunter, 47, the night of June 1 while she was crossing Greenwell Springs Road on foot. She later died from her injuries at Baton Rouge General.

Pugh faces charges of felony hit and run, obstruction of justice, and driving with a suspended license.

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