Homeless man killed attempting to cross Greenwell by hit-and-run driver

Homeless man killed attempting to cross Greenwell by hit-and-run driver
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POSTED: Friday, June 21, 2013 - 11:30am

UPDATED: Friday, June 21, 2013 - 3:28pm

UPDATE: Latisha Gant, 39, turned herself in for causing the fatal hit-and-run crash. She was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison for the felony charge.

ORIGINAL: A homeless man was killed last night after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver.

The Baton Rouge Police Department reports that the crash happened at roughly 9:35 p.m. on Thursday, June 20. The man was attempting to cross Greenwell Street on foot. An unidentified white SUV hit him, then continued west and turned north on Airline Highway.

The 52-year-old victim was transported to a local hospital where he died as a result of his injuries. Police have been unable to locate any family members, so his name is not being released.

If you know anything about this incident call Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-STOP (7867). You can also text your tip to CRIMES (274637). Include CS225 at the beginning of your message.
 

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