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Hammond man arrested in fatal hit-and-run case

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Michael Murtagh's booking photo (LSP) Michael Murtagh's booking photo (LSP)

FOX 8 News received this press release from Louisiana State Police Thursday afternoon:

Following an extensive investigation into the fatal hit and run crash that took the life of a Hammond bicyclist, Troopers have arrested 51 year old Michael Murtagh of Hammond, LA on charges of Negligent Homicide and Hit and Run Driving.

The investigation revealed that Murtagh was driving northbound on LA 445 in his 2004 Saturn sedan when he impacted the bicyclist resulting in fatal injuries. Murtagh's arrest took place following the discovery of the suspect vehicle by an alert off duty Trooper and the subsequent examination of physical evidence conducted by the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab.

Murtagh surrendered himself to Troopers this morning and was booked into the Tangipahoa Parish Jail on the above charges.

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