UPDATE: NOPD targets vehicle in fatal hit-and-run investigation


JUNE 14 UPDATE: The NOPD has released an image from video surveillance of suspect’s vehicle in the fatal hit-and-run on Hayne Boulevard near Unity Street on June 4.

The vehicle is believed to be a Dodge Ram pickup.

The truck may also have heavy front-end damage and a missing grill as a result of this incident.

Investigators are working to identify the vehicle pictured and its operator/owner.

Surveillance footage photo of suspect’s vehicle believed to be a Dodge Ram used in fatal hit-and-run on June 4, 2021

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) —NOPD is investigating a fatal hit-and-run vehicle crash that happened Friday night.

The incident happened around 10 p.m. near the intersection of Hayne Boulevard and Unity Drive.

According to NOPD an officer was flagged down and informed about the crash by a citizen.

Upon arrival, the officer discovered an unresponsive male lying in the roadway near a heavily damaged motorcycle.

The individual was dead on scene according to police.

Investigators believe the victim was operating a motorcycle when the hit-and-run crash occurred with another unknown vehicle that fled the scene.

No more information is available. Please check back for updates.

Anyone with additional information that can aid this investigation is asked to contact Traffic Fatality Investigator Richard Chambers at 504-658-6205, or to call anonymously to Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111.

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