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Pedestrian killed in Lake Charles hit-and-run crash

Posted at 2:46 PM, Jan 09, 2020

A Lake Charles man was killed in a hit and run crash on Thursday in the city.

Police say the fatal pedestrian involved crash occurred on January 9th 2020 at around 4:03 a.m. at the intersection of East Broad Street and J. Bennet Johnston Avenue. Upon arrival, officers located the pedestrian, 43-year-old, William Wingate III of Lake Charles, dead near the roadway.

Through an investigation, officers say they determined that Wingate had been struck by an unknown vehicle which left the scene without stopping.

The Lake Charles Police Department is asking the public for assistance from anyone who may have information relating to the crash. Anyone with any information is asked to call 337-491-1456 ext. 5429 or email