Man arrested in Robert fatal hit and run

Man arrested in Robert fatal hit and run

Man arrested in Robert fatal hit and run

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Posted on November 29, 2012 at 5:27 PM

Updated Thursday, Nov 29 at 5:54 PM

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HAMMOND, La. -- Louisiana State Police have arrested a Hammond resident in the fatal hit and run of a bicyclist earlier this month.

 

Michael Murtagh, 51, was booked with negligent homicide and hit and run driving.

Police say on Nov. 11, Murtagh was driving northbound on LA 445 when he hit a bicyclist and then fled the scene.

The bicyclist, 58-year-old Bruce D. Burge, died from his injuries.

An off-duty trooper spotted Murtagh's vehicle, which matched the description given at the time of the crime.

Murtagh surrendered himself to troopers Thursday morning.

 

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