One person died early Sunday and another is in jail after a crash in Ascension Parish.
The accident happened around 1 a.m. on La. 427 near La. 928, State Police say.
The pedestrian was walking off the road near the eastbound lane of La. 427. A Baton Rouge man, Martin Alvarado-Medel, 30, was eastbound on the highway. His truck traveled off the road and hit the pedestrian, troopers say.
After striking the pedestrian, Alvarado-Medel fled the crash scene. A short time later, Troopers located Alvarado-Medel and took him into custody, troopers say.
The pedestrian sustained serious injuries as a result of the crash, and died from her injuries at a local hospital. Impairment on the part of the pedestrian is unknown at this time, but a toxicology sample was obtained from her for analysis.
Alvarado-Medel was given a chemical breath test, which showed he was over the legal BAC limit. Troopers arrested Alvarado-Medel and booked him into the Ascension Parish Jail with Vehicular Homicide, DWI (1st Offense), Hit and Run (Felony), and Careless Operation. This crash remains under investigation.