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Police arrest driver in deadly hit and run on Joor Road

10 months 5 days 28 minutes ago Tuesday, July 13 2021 Jul 13, 2021 July 13, 2021 4:14 PM July 13, 2021 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - A man died on a highway in East Baton Rouge after he was struck by a vehicle late on July 8.

Louisiana State Police arrested the driver, 47-year-old Shawn Andre, on July 12 for a felony hit and run and obstruction of justice.

Police said troopers were first alerted to the wreck on Joor Road near Mickens Road shortly before 2 a.m.

Police arrived to find the victim, identified as 41-year-old David Copening, dead by the roadway. Investigators said Copening was struck by Andre's vehicle while walking southbound on the highway.

Afterward, Andre fled the scene after the wreck.

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