Arrest made in connection to hit and run that left a woman dead

Jacob Knazs
Jacob Knazs(Baton Rouge Police Department)
Published: Mar. 13, 2023 at 3:37 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The Baton Rouge Police Department has made an arrest in a hit-and-run that left a pedestrian dead on Sunday, March 12.

Officials state that Jacob Knazs, 22, was arrested on Thursday, March 16 for his involvement in the hit-and-run.

Knazs was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison for felony hit-and-run.

Jacob Knazs
Jacob Knazs(Baton Rouge Police Department)

According to the Capital Region Crime Stoppers, the crash happened around 8:45 p.m. on South Sherwood Forest Boulevard near Haymarket Avenue.

A 32-year-old woman was walking in the area when she was hit and killed, authorities said.

Several people in a nearby parking lot rushed to help the victim and may have information about the vehicle involved, according to the Capital Region Crime Stoppers.

Anyone with information that may be able to help investigators is asked to contact the Capital Region Crime Stoppers by calling the number (225) 344-7867. Callers can remain anonymous and may even be eligible for a reward.

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