Man arrested for May 26 fatal hit-and-run crash

Man arrested for May 26 fatal hit-and-run crash
Photo provided by Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office

POSTED: Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 3:00pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 3:19pm

State troopers have arrested a man following an extensive investigation into a fatal hit-and-run crash that occurred on the evening of May 26 in Tangipahoa Parish. 

Earl R. Swaggerty, 29, of Ponchatoula, has been charged with Felony Hit-and-Run Driving.

The investigation revealed that Swaggerty was driving southbound on LA 445 in a 2001 Toyota pickup truck when he approached the moped traveling south ahead of him at a slow rate of speed with no headlights or taillights. The Toyota pickup struck the scooter ejecting its rider, Chaz Brumfield, 33, onto the roadway.

Upon impact, Swaggerty fled the scene continuing southbound on LA 445.

Swaggerty was taken into custody on Monday, June 3 and was booked into the Tangipahoa Parish Jail without incident.   

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