Victim identified; one comes forward in deadly Livingston Parish hit and run

Updated: May. 12, 2021 at 11:47 AM CDT
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LIVINGSTON PARISH, La. (WAFB) - The Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a deadly hit and run crash on Buddy Ellis Road on Monday, May 10.

Sheriff Jason Ard says the body of a 21-year-old Jacob Chalker, of Denham Springs was found just after 7 a.m. by a passerby and deputies were contacted. It is believed the crash happened sometime between midnight and 7 a.m.

Sheriff Ard confirms that one man has come forward in this case and is currently cooperating with LPSO detectives.

According to Ard, Chalker left work off Juban Road around 11:45 p.m. on a bicycle headed east on Buddy Ellis when it is believed he was hit.

The car involved in the crash is believed to have damage to the driver’s side and front end.

The sheriff’s office is asking for any surveillance video from the area that could have captured the crash.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information that can help investigators solve the case is urged to call LPSO at 225-686-2241 ext. 1 or Crime Stoppers at 225-344-7867.

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