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Houma man arrested in hit-and-run of motorcyclist

FOX 8 received the following news release Saturday from the Houma Police Department:

On Friday August 30th, 2013 at approx. 11:45pm Officers with the Houma Police Dept. were dispatched to the 100 block of Howard Ave. in reference to a traffic crash. Upon arrival to the area officers observed a 2007 Kawasaki ZX-14 motorcycle that was involved in a traffic crash.

The driver of the motorcycle appeared to be severely injured; he was identified as Glynn Mangum, 33 years of age, of Tina St. Houma, La. It was determined that the other vehicle involved fled the scene of the crash.

Officers contacted several witnesses to the crash and it was determined through investigation that Mangum was traveling north on Howard Ave. at a high rate of speed when it struck a blue Ford Expedition that was backing into a private parking lot off of Howard Ave. on the driver's side and the Expedition fled the scene.

Mangum was transported to Terrebonne General Medical Center with severe injuries by Acadian Ambulance. Officers gathered information on a possible driver and owner of the vehicle, during the course of questioning witnesses officers developed a suspect and checked the area of Senator Circle, where the 1999 Ford Expedition involved in the crash was located abandoned outside of a residence with extreme driver's side damage consistent with what would have been caused in the crash.

Officers spoke with the registered owner of the vehicle and confirmed the driver of the vehicle to be the same subject that was identified by witnesses to the crash. Officers then transported the Expedition to Houma PD where it was processed and a BOLO was placed for the suspect who was identified as Brian Keith Ross, 10/16/77, 1004 Clay St. Houma, La. Sgt. Jeffery Lirette made contact with Ross by phone and convinced him to come to Houma Police Dept.

At approx. 3:00am Ross arrived at HPD, where he was questioned and admitted to driving the vehicle involved in the crash and advised he panicked and left the scene. Ross was given and breathalyzer test which is required in these types of crashes and had no evidence of alcohol or drug use. Ross had severe injuries to his face and head and was transported to LCMC for treatment.

Brian Ross will be charged with Felony Hit and Run, improper backing, and no driver's license regarding the crash. At the time of this release Glynn Mangum was being transported to another facility with serious life threatening injuries and in critical condition. Blood test required in this crash is pending, and speed was a factor in this crash. The investigation is continuing.

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