Woman arrested after allegedly hitting woman on purpose, leaving scene

ALBANY, LA (WAFB) - An arrest has been made in a hit and run case in Albany that left a pedestrian in critical condition.

Just after 6 p.m. on Monday, April 16, deputies with the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office were dispatched to Pea Ridge Road in Albany in reference to a hit and run involving a pedestrian, who sustained critical injuries.

The victim, later identified as Ramona Lachney, 53, later died from her injuries.

"Witnesses have helped us piece together what happened last night on Pea Ridge. The victim was on the roadside, attempting to cross the street in order to check her mail. At that time, the suspect was traveling southbound on Pea Ridge Road and intentionally swerved from the southbound lane to the northbound lane, striking the female. After, the suspect intentionally fled the area. Deputies were able to locate the suspect. As for a motive, that is unclear at this point in the investigation," said Sheriff Jason Ard.

Kimberly Ann Kling, 45, has been arrested in connection with the case. She was booked into the Livingston Parish Detention Center on charges of attempted second degree murder and hit and run. Kling also faces a DWI charge.

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