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Troopers asking for help to locate hit-and-run driver

Posted at 12:00 PM, Oct 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-21 13:00:04-04

Troopers are asking for help in locating a Chevrolet that hit and killed a pedestrian in St. John the Baptist Parish Saturday morning.

The crash happened sometime Friday night or early Saturday on La. 628 near Clement Drive. Danny Simoneaux, 55, of LaPlace, died at the scene.

Troopers say the vehicle was one of the following:

  • 1999-2002 Chevrolet Silverado
  • 2000-2006 Chevrolet Tahoe
  • 2000-2007 Chevrolet Suburban

The suspect vehicle will have damage to its right headlight, right bumper area and hood, trooper say.

Investigating Troopers are still reviewing evidence and we are asking for the community’s assistance.  If you have any information regarding this crash, the driver or whereabouts of the suspect vehicle, please contact Louisiana State Police Troop B at 504.471.2775.

Troopers say Simoneaux was walking in or near the west bound lane of LA 628 sometime during the night and was struck by an unknown vehicle.  Evidence was collected from the scene, which helped Troopers narrow down the type of vehicle.