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UPDATE: State Police make arrest in fatal hit-and-run

Posted: 5:10 PM, Oct 28, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-28 18:11:37-04

UPDATE: Troopers have made an arrest in the fatal hit and run crash that took the life of 36-year-old Coty Metrejean.

About 12 hours after the crash, Troopers arrested 21-year-old Lorenzo Gamaz of Walker. Troopers found Gamaz and the 2008 Audi A4 at his residence after receiving a tip.

Gamaz was booked into the Livingston Parish Jail with Negligent Homicide, Felony Hit & Run resulting in Death, Reckless Operation, No Driver’s License, No Insurance, and Failure to Report a Crash.

Earlier today, State Police were asking for help in solving the crash.

The accident happened some time last night on La. 447 south of Interstate 12 in Livingston Parish.

Coty Metrejean, 36, of Denham Springs, died in the crash.

The investigation revealed that the crash happened as Metrejean was traveling west on the highway. His motorcycle was hit from behind by another vehicle that was southbound. The force sent the motorcycle across the highway and into a ditch on the northbound side, state police said. Metrejean was seriously injured and transported to a local hospital, where he died.

Based on evidence collected at the scene, Troopers believed that the suspect vehicle is a red 2006 to 2009 Audi.