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Three arrested in connection with fatal hit and run in Amelia

Posted: 6:43 PM, Jun 14, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-14 19:43:31-04

St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested three people in connection with a fatal hit and run in Amelia. 

According to deputies, detectives found evidence connecting Kristie Blanchard, Johnny Giroir, and Leo Vining to the fatal hit-and-run crash on Duhon Boulevard in Amelia on Monday, June 11, 2018. 43-year-old Leslie Matthews was killed in that incident. 

Through the investigation, detectives obtained a warrant for Blanchard’s arrest on the charge of felony hit-and-run.

Detectives also obtained warrants for Giroir and Vining’s arrest on the charge of obstruction of justice, according to a release. Blanchard, Giroir, and Vining were transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking and incarceration.

Photos for the three arrested were not available at the time of this story’s publication. KATC will update as those images become available.