St. Gabriel man arrested for hit-and-run crash that killed pedestrian walking along highway
BELLE ROSE - A man walking along a Louisiana highway was hit and killed early Sunday morning, but his body was not found until hours after the crash.
According to State Police, 54-year-old David Gilbert of White Castle was walking along LA-998 when he was hit by a car around 1:30 a.m. Troopers were notified of the body around 8 a.m.
Investigators said the suspect, 34-year-old James Landry of St. Gabriel, was arrested for the hit-and-run crash.
Troopers said Landry was driving a 2018 Lincoln Continental with damage to the passenger side, which troopers believe was the suspect vehicle.
Landry was charged with felony hit and run and driving with a suspended license.
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