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NOPD seeks leads in fatal hit-and-run

New Orleans, La. - Police are asking anyone with information about a deadly Friday morning hit-and-run in the Bywater to come forward.

Officer Frank Robertson said the victim has been identified as 24-year-old Andrew Laplante of Mandeville. Laplante was walking into traffic in the 2400 block of St. Claude Avenue just before 5 a.m. when he was struck.

Robertson said debris at the scene indicates the vehicle that struck Laplante likely has substantial front-end damage.

Anyone with information is being urged to call Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111. Callers may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward for information leading to an indictment.


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