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State Police seeking public's help in locating driver in fatal Lafayette Parish hit and run

Posted at 12:50 PM, Sep 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-19 13:59:23-04

Louisiana State Police are seeking the public's assistance in locating a hit and run driver that fled the scene after fatally striking a bicyclist in Lafayette Parish.

Troopers responded to the fatal hit and run on LA Hwy 182 just south of Pont Des Mouton Road shortly before 8:30 a.m. Saturday. The crash claimed the life of 54-year-old Carl Broussard of Lake Charles.

The preliminary investigation revealed that Broussard was traveling south on the right shoulder of LA 182 and the unknown driver of the unknown vehicle was traveling south behind Broussard. For unknown reasons, the driver of the unknown vehicle traveled onto the shoulder, where he struck Broussard from behind.

Broussard suffered fatal injuries as a result of the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the unknown vehicle fled the scene after the crash.

The crash remains under investigation; anyone with information is asked to call LSP Troop I at 337-262-5880.

Troop I has investigated 38 fatal crashes resulting in 42 deaths since the beginning of 2020.

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