WEST FELICIANA PARISH, La. (WAFB) - Louisiana State Police (LSP) arrested Salvatore Euggino, 60, for his role in a fatal crash in St. Francisville Monday afternoon, the second fatal crash he’s been arrested for in four months.
Detectives say shortly before 12:30 p.m. on Monday, July 15, Euggino struck Ricky J. Pourciau, 50, as Pourciau walked on LA Highway 10 east of U.S. Highway 61. Pourciau died of injuries sustained during the collision.
After striking Pourciau, Euggino fled the scene. Sheriff J. Austin Daniel of the West Feliciana Parish Sheriff’s Office said a witness saw the vehicle that allegedly involved in the hit and run and reported to the license plate to authorities.
Investigators were able to find the vehicle at a McDonald’s in the area. Troopers ruled out alcohol impairment for Euggino; however, a blood sample was obtained to detect the possible presence of narcotics, the results of which are pending.
Euggino was booked into West Feliciana Parish Detention Center on multiple charges, including negligent homicide, hit and run driving (felony), and careless operation. He is also charged with not having insurance and an expired inspection sticker.
LSP said this is the second time in less than four months Euggino has been arrested for his role in a fatal accident. He was previously arrested on March 26, 2019 in East Feliciana Parish when he crossed over a no-passing centerline. As a result, his vehicle struck another driven by Marshaun Robertson, 34, resulting in his death.
This is a developing story. WAFB will update this story when more information is available.