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State Police continue search for hit-and-run vehicle

State Police continue search for hit-and-run vehicle

Louisiana State Police have been searching for the vehicle involved in a hit and run fatality that occurred early Sunday morning, August 4.

Through further investigation, Troopers have learned the possible suspect vehicle as being described as a dark colored newer model Honda Accord. The vehicle is possibly black, dark gray, or dark green and was driven by a male driver.

Shortly before 2:00 a.m. August 4, Louisiana State Police Troop C was notified by the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office about a pedestrian that was struck and killed while lying in the road by an unknown hit and run vehicle on LA 24 near the Lafourche/Terrebonne Parish line.

The investigation revealed that a pedestrian, 29-year-old Jay Curler of Galliano, was struck and killed while lying on the road of LA 24 near box number 437 in Terrebonne Parish.

Witnesses to the crash stated that Curler was lying on the southbound shoulder with the top portion of his body in the southbound lane of the highway. Witnesses also stated that Curler was struck by the vehicle as it was traveling south on LA 24.

After the hit and run vehicle struck Curler it fled the scene and continued to travel south on LA 24. Curler was pronounced dead on the scene by the Terrebonne Parish Coroner’s Office.

Alcohol use is suspected to be factor for Curler but routine toxicology tests are pending.

Alcohol use is unknown for the driver of the hit and run vehicle. This crash remains under investigation.

If anyone has information in regards to this hit and run fatality contact:

-Louisiana State Police at (985) 857-3680

-Bayou Region Crime Stoppers at (800) 743-7433

Or text “GIVEATIP plus your message” to 274637 (CRIMES)

Pedestrians should always be aware of their surroundings and make sure to cross intersections and streets when it’s safe to do so. If you have had any alcoholic beverage to drink, find a safe way to get home. Call a friend to come pick you up, or call a cab service to pick you up and drop you off safe at your destination. Never get behind the wheel of a vehicle if you have had any alcoholic beverage. Buzzed driving is drunk driving. Remember to wear bright and reflective clothing when walking or bicycling at night.