Aug 8, 2014 12:48 PM by Dave Fields
Troopers arrest a man alleged to be the hit-and-run driver in an early Sunday morning crash on LA 108 near LA 27.
Gary Lynn Fee, 58, of Sulphur was arrested at his home and booked into the Calcasieu Parish Correctional Center on charges of hit and run driving, negligent injuring, failure to report an accident, improper turn, and expired motor vehicle inspection. Bond for Fee was set at $16,600.
On August 3 at 4:03 a.m., Louisiana State Police Troop D responded to the two-vehicle crash that seriously injured one of the drivers. When troopers arrived at the scene and observed a 2002 Dodge Ram pickup truck with heavy damage on the driver's side sitting on the shoulder of LA 108, troopers learned that the driver of a Dodge pickup had been struck by another vehicle that had made an improper turn.
Troopers also discovered that the driver of the other vehicle was no longer at the scene, but they were able to arrange for the driver of the Dodge pickup truck to be transported to a local hospital with a fractured back, fractured pelvis, and broken ribs.
Evidence at the scene indicated that the other vehicle was a Ford F-250. The evidence was secured and an launcehed an investigation of area repair shops and car dealerships in an effort to locate the hit and run vehicle. Troopers advised that, at a local car dealership in Sulphur, they located a Ford F-250 with damage consistent with involvement in the crash.
During questioning at Fee's home, troopers said that Fee admitted that he was driving that night, that he was involved in the crash, and that he left the scene and went home.