Pedestrian dies after being hit by pickup in hit-and-run crash; police release surveillance photos
Coroner identifies victim as a 27-year-old Shreveport man
SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — Shreveport police are investigating a deadly hit-and-run crash Friday, July 15 involving a pedestrian and a pickup.
The Caddo coroner’s office has since released the name of the man who died.
And now authorities are sharing surveillance camera images of the truck.
The victim is 27-year-old Jason Hamlet, of the 6500 block of Union Avenue in Shreveport, the coroner’s office announced Saturday, July 16.
The crash happened on Linwood Avenue at West 70th Street.
That’s where four Shreveport police units were dispatched at 9:32 p.m Friday., Caddo 911 dispatch records show.
Hamlet got off a SporTran bus, walked in front of the bus and was struck by the northbound truck, which then continued north as it left the scene, authorities said.
Police received two conflicting reports of the color of the pickup. No further details about the truck were released.
Hamlet was taken to Ochsner LSU Health, the Shreveport hospital where he died at 2:17 a.m. Saturday, July 16, the coroner’s office reports.
Police now have released two images of the vehicle involved.
Police are asking anyone with any information about this case to contact them immediately at 318-673-7300 #3 or 318-673-6955. Those wishing to remain anonymous are asked to call Caddo Shreveport Crime Stoppers at 318-673-7373 or send a tip via their app, P3 Tips
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