Autopsy shows Baton Rouge man found dead in Lafayette was hit by vehicle

The Lafayette Police Department said it is investigating the suspicious death of a Baton Rouge man whose body was found on Monday, July 4.
Published: Jul. 4, 2022 at 11:30 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 6, 2022 at 12:50 PM CDT
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LAFAYETTE, La. (WAFB) - The Lafayette Police Department said a Baton Rouge man, whose body was found on Monday, July 4, was the victim of a hit and run crash.

Investigators said the body of Christopher Smith, 37, of Baton Rouge, was found on Gilman Road around 3:15 a.m.

They then reported on Wednesday, July 6, that the autopsy showed Smith died from blunt force injuries from being hit by a vehicle.

Police have not said what type of vehicle they believe hit Smith.

No other details were available.

The investigation is ongoing.

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