METAIRIE, LA (WVUE) - The man who was struck by a car on Christmas Eve day died Wednesday (Dec. 31), and the woman who hit him and drove off now faces new charges.
Travis Burns, 27, was critically injured and had been hospitalized since the accident on Causeway Boulevard. The driver, 25-year-old Jennifer Kuzma of Metairie, was previously booked with felony hit-and-run, injuring public records and criminal mischief. She will be rebooked with negligent homicide and obstruction of justice, according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office.
The accident occurred in the early morning hours of Dec. 24. Police said Burns was hit as he was crossing North Causeway Boulevard just south of the Earhart Expressway.