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One man dead, another under arrest in Crowley hit and run

Crowley Police
Posted at 2:03 PM, Sep 06, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-06 21:04:37-04

Crowley Police are investigating a hit-and-run crash that left one man dead.

Ember Ware has been booked with felony hit-and-run in connection with the September 1 incident, police say.

The incident took place just after 3 p.m. at the intersection of S. Eastern Avenue and East Pine Street, police say. A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle, and upon discovering the damages, the owner of the vehicle that struck the pedestrian willfully participated in the investigation.

The owner of the vehicle brought the suspect who was operating his vehicle at the time of the incident to the Crowley Police Department and the Criminal Investigation Division became involved in the investigation.

The man who was struck died of his injuries a few days after the accident, police said. Authorities did not identify the victim, however, his family says the victim was Albert Crochet, 57.

Here is Crochet's obituary, funeral arrangements will be held tomorrow.

The investigation is continuing, police say.