Pedestrian dead after hit-and-run in Laplace

LAPLACE, La. -- Troopers are asking for the public's help to find a vehicle involved in a fatal hit-and-run Saturday evening.

The crash happened around 6 p.m. at US 61 (West Airline Highway) and Cambridge Drive.

According to State Police, 32-year-old Eugene Webber III, a Laplace resident, Was walking across the left lane of W. Airline Highway where he was hit by a vehicle. Webber died at the scene of the wreck.

State Police said they are in the process of interviewing witnesses. However, if anyone has any information about the wreck, they are asked to call State Police at (504) 471-2775.

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