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Pedestrian killed in Starks hit-and-run identified, search for suspect vehicle ongoing

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Posted at 2:47 PM, Nov 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-07 15:47:09-05

Deputies in Calcasieu Parish have released the name of the person struck and killed in Starks last week.

Deputies say that on October 29 at approximately 6:40 a.m. they responded to a call in the 100 block of Green Moore Road in Starks in reference to a hit and run. The initial investigation revealed the driver of a car struck a pedestrian identified as 32-year-old Willis P Jones of Starks. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

An investigation revealed that a car was traveling northbound on Green Moore Road when that vehicle struck Jones, who was standing in the middle of the roadway. Deputies say the driver pulled over and attempted to flag down another vehicle for help, at which time a car traveling southbound struck Jones. The driver of the second car did not stop.

The suspect vehicle is described as a small newer model car with small LED lights surrounding the headlights. CPSO says the car will have obvious damage to the lower front end.

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information relating to this hit & run to please call CPSO at 491-3605 or Crime Stoppers at 439-2222.