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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

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Driver of 4-wheeler killed in hit-and-run accident

Driver of 4-wheeler killed in hit-and-run accident

KENTWOOD, La. (AP) — State police say a 22-year-old Vacherie man who was thrown from a four-wheeler and lying on a highway was run over by a car and killed.

Master Trooper Greg Marchand says authorities are looking for the driver of the car.

Marchand says Matthew J. Mahler westbound in a drainage ditch that runs along the north side of Louisiana Highway 10 near Kentwood Saturday when he hit a culvert in the ditch, flipped the Cam-Am he was driving and was thrown, landing in the westbound lane of Highway 10.

Marchand says Mahler's companion, riding another four-wheeler, tried to help as a small, dark-colored sedan approached.

He says Mahler's friend tried to alert the driver of the sedan, to no avail.

Mahler was pronounced dead at St. Helena Parish Hospital.

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