LIVINGSTON PARISH, LA (WAFB) - Just before 6 p.m. on Tuesday, December 20, Louisiana State Police troopers began investigating a hit and run crash involving a pedestrian that took the life of Corey Pepples, 36, of Denham Springs.
The incident occurred on Juban Rd. south of I-12 in Livingston Parish. Troopers are asking for the public's assistance locating the driver of the vehicle involved.
The initial investigation by LSP revealed the crash happened as Pepples was walking on Juban Rd. when for reasons still under investigation, he was struck be a vehicle and sustained fatal injuries. Officials say the vehicle immediately fled the scene and was last seen traveling southbound on Juban Rd.
Based on witness statements and evidence from the scene, troopers believe the suspected vehicle is a blue 1997-2002 Ford pickup truck. The vehicle should have damage to the left side and should also be missing the driver's side mirror.
The crash remains under investigation. Anyone with information in this case should contact LSP at 225-754-8500 or call their local law enforcement agency.