Police arrest alleged hit-and-run driver who abandoned stolen vehicle after deadly Baton Rouge crash
BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man six days after he was allegedly involved in a deadly hit-and-run and leaving the scene after the accident.
According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, 39-year-old Danny Ricks of Gonzales was arrested Aug. 6 and charged with hit and run, possession of stolen things and turning left at an intersection.
Arrest reports said Ricks jumped out of his truck and ran after he collided with the SUV on N Street, just west of N Foster Drive, around 10 a.m. on Aug. 1.
Police said 54-year-old Dedra Marshall was a passenger in the SUV and later died in the hospital from injuries she sustained in the crash.
Police later learned the truck driven by the suspect, a 2012 Chevrolet pickup, had been reported stolen in Gonzales. The department noted the man made no effort to help anyone in the other vehicle before he ran off.
Ricks was arrested by Gonzales police Saturday and booked into the Ascension Parish Prison. He will later be transported and booked into the East Baton Rouge Prison.
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