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Troopers looking for driver involved in fatal East Baton Rouge Parish hit and run

State Police
Posted at 12:30 PM, Jul 08, 2021

State Police are searching for the driver involved in a fatal hit and run crash Thursday morning in East Baton Rouge Parish.

Troopers say the crash, involving a pedestrian, happened shortly before 2:00 am on July 8, on LA Hwy 946 (Joor Road) at the intersection of Mickens Road.

The crash claimed the life of 41-year-old David Copening of Baton Rouge.

According to LSP, an initial investigation revealed the crash occurred as Copening was walking southbound on LA Hwy 946. Troopers say and unknown vehicle struck Copening and then fled the scene.

Copening sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Troopers say a toxicology sample was obtained from Copening for analysis.

Anyone with any information regarding the crash is asked to contact Louisiana State Police Troop A at 225-754-8500.

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