Accused Hit and run driver flees deputy casing three car accident
LAFAYETTE, LA (NBC33) — A man believed to have been involved in a hit and run accident took deputies on a wild chase yesterday in Lafayette.
On Wednesday, March 28, a Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Deputy spotted a white Jaguar that was being sought for its involvement in a hit and run investigation. The deputy attempted to pull the vehicle over on St. Antoine Street near Cameron, but the driver accelerated and started a chase.
The deputy says the suspect ran a red light at the intersection of Simcoe at University and hit two vehicles passing through.
Three people were take to a local hospital for treatment. We’re told their injuries are not life-threatening and they are expected to make a full recovery.
Melvin Colomb, 47, of Lafayette was arrested and charged with Aggravated Flight from an Officer and Resisting Arrest.
Additional charges are expected following today’s crash and the investigation into the driver in the previous hit and run underway. Both incidents are being investigated by the Lafayette Police Department.