Reserve man arrested in fatal pedestrian hit-and-run

LAPLACE, La. -- A man is in jail after State Police said he fatally hit a pedestrian in Laplace and fled the scene.

Troopers said they found a truck they believe was involved in the wreck at the home of 34-year-old Javon Gomez.

Gomez is accused of killing 32-year-old Eugene Webber III, who was walking across W. Airline Highway Nov. 25.

MORE: Pedestrian dead after hit-and-run in Laplace

State Police said Gomez was booked with various charges, including displaying a switched license, expired driver's license and no insurance.

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