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St. Gabriel man arrested for hit-and-run crash that killed pedestrian walking along highway

1 year 7 months 1 week ago Monday, October 17 2022 Oct 17, 2022 October 17, 2022 7:25 PM October 17, 2022 in News
Source: WBRZ

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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