Police: Man charged with vehicular homicide after deadly crash
HAMMOND - State police say a man tried to run after a crash that killed the passenger in his vehicle.
Officials say Steve Savoie, 28, drove his 1997 Dodge pickup off the left side of La. Hwy 443 near US Hwy 190 in Hammond just before 8 p.m. Friday. He hit a ditch and his truck rolled over, which caused Adam Capdeboscq, 35, to eject from the vehicle.
Police say Capdeboscq wasn't wearing a seat belt. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to authorities, Savoie ran from the scene but was caught by police shortly after. Police believe Savoie was impaired and speeding.
Savoie was booked into the Tangipahoa Parish Jail for vehicular homicide, careless operation of a motor vehicle, hit and run and suspended license.
The crash remains under investigation.
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