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Police search for hit and run driver

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Derek Rivere (Source: WWL-TV in New Orleans, LA) Derek Rivere (Source: WWL-TV in New Orleans, LA)
THIBODAUX, LA (WAFB) -

Investigators are still searching for answers and looking for the public to help them solve a tragic hit and run crash that took the life of a 23-year-old man on Sept. 8.

After going out with friends in Thibodaux, Derek Rivere of Mississippi decided to walk 35 miles back to a set of company-owned dorms.

He was hit by a car on LA 1 in Thibodaux.

Authorities said the driver never even stopped.

Rivere had recently accepted a job with an offshore company based in Larose.

His family sent out a plea for information on what happened.

"Please come forward, please," said Terence Rivere, the victim's father. "It may hurt you to know that somebody has done wrong, but my family is destroyed."

The case remains under investigation and police are searching for the first driver that hit Rivere and left the scene.

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