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NEWORLEANS-- A fatal hit-and-run in the Bywater neighborhood claimed the life of a Mandeville man, according to the New Orleans Police Department.

Around 5:15 a..m., 24-year-old Andrew Laplante was hit at the intersection of St. Claude Avenue and Music Street, according police. He was crossing the street when he was hit by a car.

The victim died on the scene as a result of his internal injuries, Officer Frank Robertson, a spokesman for NOPD, said. The unknown vehicle fled the scene. (*Note: The above video of the Channel 4's coverage on the fatal hit-aand-run was made Friday.)

Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.

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