Arrest made in hit and run crash that killed woman

The Baton Rouge Police Department said a woman died in a hit and run crash involving a truck and a sport utility vehicle on Monday, Aug. 1.
Published: Aug. 1, 2022 at 8:13 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 6, 2022 at 5:50 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The Baton Rouge Police Department arrested Danny Ricks, 39, of Gonzales, for his alleged involvement in a deadly hit and run crash that occurred Monday, Aug. 1.

Police said Dedra Marshall, 54, of Baton Rouge died in a hit and run crash involving a truck and a sport utility vehicle.

They said it happened on North Street near Kyla Heugly Drive around 10:15 a.m. They added the driver of a 2012 Chevrolet pickup truck ran away from the scene before police arrived and left the truck behind.

Detectives said Marshall was in a 2006 Ford Explorer. They added she was taken to the hospital and later died from her injuries.

Officials said an anonymous Crime Stoppers tip helped them with this arrest.

According to BRPD, Ricks was booked in the East Baton Rogue Parish Prison. He is facing charges of hit and run, possession of stolen things, and vehicle turning left at intersection.

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