Woman turns herself in after deadly hit and run; victim identified

Woman turns herself in after deadly hit and run in Denham Springs

DENHAM SPRINGS, La. (WAFB) - A woman has turned herself in to authorities after allegedly hitting and killing a pedestrian with her vehicle Tuesday, Oct. 15.

The Denham Springs Police Department says around 3 p.m. Tuesday, Patricia Street, 28, turned herself in. She faces a felony charge of hit and run. As a result of the incident, Arthur Lang, 44, was killed.

Patricia Street is accused of hitting and killing a pedestrian with her car on Pete's Highway in Denham Springs.
Patricia Street is accused of hitting and killing a pedestrian with her car on Pete's Highway in Denham Springs. (Source: Denham Springs Police Department)

The crash happened just before 6 a.m. on Pete’s Highway near the intersection of Edgewood Drive.

Officials say officers were notified that a 2014 Ford Focus with heavy front end damage was spotted at Walmart in Denham Springs. Officers were then able to identify Street before she later turned herself in. Street reportedly told officers she knew she had hit something, but didn’t realize is was a person.

A toxicology sample was collected from Street to determine if she was impaired at the time of the incident. She has been transferred to the Livingston Parish Detention Center.

Man struck and killed in hit-and-run on Pete's Highway

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