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Man turns self in after deadly hit-and-run, victim identified

7 years 2 months 3 weeks ago Monday, April 17 2017 Apr 17, 2017 April 17, 2017 8:36 PM April 17, 2017 in News
Source: WBRZ

ASCENSION PARISH – A man has turned himself in after a deadly hit-and-run crash in Ascension Parish Sunday night.

The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office announced 26-year-old Joseph Robert Lessard was wanted for one count of negligent homicide and one count of hit-and-run around noon Monday.

The sheriff's office identified the vicitm as 49-year-old Lisa Bradford of Galvez. Witnesses say she was struck and killed by a vehicle on Moody Dixon Road just before midnight.

The vehicle was later found unoccupied and registered to Lessard. 

The incident is still under investigation. 

The sheriff's office announced Lessard's arrest around 6:40 p.m. Monday afternoon.

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