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METAIRIE, La. A New Orleans man is facing charges after hitting a female pedestrian in the parking lot along Veterans Boulevard. The woman later died at University Hospital, according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office.

Christopher Peneguy, 26, of New Orleans, was charged with carless operation of a motor vehicle, according to the sheriff's office.

Around 10:30 a.m., Jean Meyers, 77, of Metairie, walking in the crosswalk of a parking lot in the 1100 block of Veterans Boulevard when Peneguy hit her, according to the sheriff's office.

Peneguy told investigators that he didn't see Meyers.

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