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FOX 8 received this news release from the Louisiana State Police Thursday afternoon:
Edgard, LA- Shortly after 12:30 PM this afternoon, Louisiana State
Police Troop C was notified by the St. John Parish Sheriff's Office about a
pedestrian that was struck and killed by an unknown hit and run vehicle on LA
18 between East 2nd and Columbia Street in St. John Parish.
The investigation revealed that a pedestrian, Darryl Gorden (B/M age 47) of
Edgar, LA, was struck and killed while walking in or near the southbound lane
of LA 18. It is unclear if Gorden was walking northbound or southbound at
the time he was struck. After the hit and run vehicle struck Gorden it
fled the scene. Gorden was discovered by an unknown person who called the
St. John Parish Sheriff's Office around 12:30 this afternoon. Gorden was
pronounced dead on the scene by the St. John Parish Coroner's Office.
Gorden, who was wearing dark clothing, was last seen around 7 PM last
night and was most likely struck sometime last night or early this morning.
State Police does not have any information on the hit and run vehicle at
Alcohol use is suspected to be factor for Gorden. Routine toxicology
tests are pending. This crash remains under investigation.
If anyone has information in regards to this hit and run fatality contact:
-Louisiana State Police at (985) 857-3680
-St. John Parish Sheriff's Office at (985) 359-TIPS(8477)
-Crime Stoppers at (504) 822-1111
Pedestrians should always be aware of their surroundings and make sure to cross
intersections and streets when it's safe to do so. Remember to wear
bright and reflective clothing when walking or bicycling at night.
Bicycles must also have a lamp mounted on the front that shall emit a
white light visible from a distance of at least five hundred feet to the front.
They shall also have a lamp mounted on the rear that will emit either a
flashing or steady red light visible from a distance of five hundred feet to
Motorists that witness hazardous situations are urged to call *LSP (*577) and report that activity to the Louisiana
Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:07 AM EDT2014-09-02 14:07:52 GMT
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Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online.more>>
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