Reserve man arrested for fatal hit and run of pedestrian

Updated: Dec. 2, 2017 at 11:18 AM CST
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RESERVE, LA (WVUE) - A Reserve man is behind bars for the fatal hit and run of a pedestrian, according to Louisiana State Police.

Troopers arrested 34-year-old Javon Gomez of Reserve for the crash in St. John the Baptist Parish that killed Eugene Webber III.

The St. John Parish Sheriff's Office received information from a citizen regarding the whereabouts of the suspect vehicle.  Troopers and deputies found the vehicle and the driver at his home in Reserve.

Gomez was arrested and booked into the St. John the Baptist Parish jail for Felony Hit and Run, Displaying a Switched License Plate, No Insurance, Expired Driver's License and Fraudulent Motor Vehicle Inspection Sticker.

On Nov. 25, La. State Police was notified of a fatal crash involving a pedestrian on US 61 at Jaubert Lane. The pedestrian was identified as 32 year old Eugene Webber III of LaPlace.

The preliminary investigation had revealed that Webber was walking across the left lane US 61 north when he was struck by an unknown vehicle that was traveling in the northbound left lane.  Webber died on the scene.

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