Suspect arrested in connected to fatal hit-and-run crash that killed 77-year-old

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Updated: May. 13, 2021 at 8:00 AM CDT
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JEFFERSON, La. (WAFB) - Louisiana State Police say a man was killed just after 8 p.m. May 12 in a hit and run crash in Jefferson Parish.

The crash claimed the life of Wayne Greiner, 77, of River Ridge, State Police have confirmed.

According to authorities, police are investigating after the fatal, two vehicle hit and run accident happened on US 90 (Jefferson Hwy) near Scott Street.

Troopers’ initial investigation revealed that a 2005 Dodge pickup was traveling northbound on LA 3046 in the left lane near Scott Street.

At the same time, Greiner was traveling southbound on LA 3046 in a 2013 Chevrolet Suburban, also in the left lane near Scott Street.

For reasons still under investigation, the Dodge pickup crossed the median into on-coming traffic and struck Greiner’s vehicle. Greiner was transported to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries.

Authorities have confirmed that Adrian Cortez Velasquez, 36, of New Orleans has been arrested in connection the crash.

Police say Velasquez will be booked at Jefferson Parish Correctional Center on charges of negligent homicide, hit and run, reckless operation of a motor vehicle and no driver’s license.

It is unknown if impairment was a factor in the crash however, a toxicology test will be performed following an autopsy.

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