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Police investigating deadly pedestrian crash, victim identified

Hit and run (Source: WAFB) Hit and run (Source: WAFB)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Baton Rouge Police are investigating a deadly pedestrian crash that happened near I-110 and 72nd Avenue Monday night. 

Investigators say around 11:50 p.m., police were called about a pedestrian hit by a vehicle. When officers arrived, they found a woman lying in the roadway. 

Police have identified her as 35-year-old Maria Cunningham.

EMS arrived and pronounced the woman dead at the scene. 

Police say a man was driving west on 72nd when Cunningham was struck while she was walking in the middle of the roadway.

Reports from BRPD say alcohol and drugs are suspected for Cunningham.

The Traffic Homicide Unit was called out and the investigation was turned over to them. 

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