Man killed in hit and run, driver arrested; officials say

Police Lights
Police Lights(WAFB)
Published: Feb. 4, 2023 at 5:15 PM CST
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Louisiana State Troopers investigated a single-vehicle crash that left a man dead on the morning of Saturday, Feb. 4.

According to officials, Bret Millet, 58, of Prairieville was hit and killed. With ‘reasons still unknown’ Millet was walking in the roadway when he was struck by 47-year-old Casey Lee Cantrelle.

Troopers said Cantrelle left the scene and did not report the crash.

Millet was transported to the hospital where he later died due to his injuries.

Officials added Cantrelle later returned to the scene of the crash and admitted to driving the vehicle.

Casey Cantrelle was later booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison. He is facing charges of hit and run and no insurance.

Impairment is not suspected for Cantrelle and is unknown for the pedestrian. Standard toxicology samples were taken from the driver and pedestrian and will be submitted for analysis.

Click here to report a typo.