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Pedestrian Struck and Killed in Hit and Run Crash in Jefferson Parish

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Troopers with Louisiana State Police Troop B began investigating a fatal hit and run crash involving a pedestrian at US 61 northbound at Elm Street in Jefferson Parish on March 18, 2021, just before 8:00 pm.

Posted: Mar 19, 2021 11:06 AM
Updated: Mar 19, 2021 11:10 AM

Metairie – Troopers with Louisiana State Police Troop B began investigating a fatal hit and run crash involving a pedestrian at US 61 northbound at Elm Street in Jefferson Parish on March 18, 2021, just before 8:00 pm. The crash claimed the life of 53-year-old Rogers Williams of Metairie. The initial investigation by Troopers revealed Williams was either standing or walking in the northbound lanes of travel on US 61 near Elm Street. As he was standing or walking in the lane of travel, an unknown vehicle traveling northbound struck Williams. After striking Williams, the unknown driver of the vehicle fled the scene. Williams was transported from the scene to a local hospital where he ultimately succumbed to injuries received as a result of the crash. Impairment on Williams part is unknown however a standard toxicology sample will be pending through the Jefferson Parish Coroner’s Office. This crash remains under investigation. Troopers ask that anyone with any information regarding this crash please contact Louisiana State Police Troop B at 504-471-2775.

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