Woman killed by hit-and-run driver; police seek suspect

Woman killed by hit-and-run driver; police seek suspect
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POSTED: Monday, June 3, 2013 - 10:55am

UPDATED: Monday, June 3, 2013 - 2:11pm

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver over the weekend.

The Baton Rouge Police Department reports that the crash happened on Saturday, June 1 at roughly 9:30 p.m. Officials say the victim, Louise Hunter, 47, was attempting to cross the eastbound lane in the 6400 block of Greenwell Springs Road.

Hunter was transported to a local hospital where she later died as a result of her injuries.

A witness told police that Hunter was hit by a white car being driven by a black male. Investigators have not determined a make and model of the vehicle.

If you know anything about this incident or the identity of the driver, 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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