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Police looking for suspect in fatal hit-and-run in Jeanerette

Posted: 2:22 PM, Jul 29, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-29 15:22:24-04

State police are searching for the driver of an SUV in connection with a fatal hit-and-run in Jeanerette Friday night. 

Jeanerette City Marshal Fernest "Pac-Man" Martin is identifying the deceased as 65-year-old Elton Dejean. 

Dejean was hit at the intersection of Martin Luther King Drive and Baker Street at 10:20 p.m. 

Police are searching for light-colored ’99-’02 SUV. With the help of surveillance footage, officers were able to narrow down the search. 

The Jeanerette City Marshal’s Office contacted Louisiana State Police to work the investigation.