Driver dead after hit and run in Iberia Parish

Credit: John Weatherall/KLFY

A hit and run driver was killed in a car crash on Tuesday evening.

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Credit: KLFY/Google

The crash happened shortly before 5:30 p.m. on Highway 86 east of Highway 31 in Iberia Parish. According to state police, Angela Brown (35) of Pollock, was traveling west on LA Highway 86 and crossed the center line, side-swiping another vehicle, driven by Carolyn Medina (50) of Jeanerette.

Troopers say Brown attempted to flee the scene, but later traveled off the road and hit a tree. Brown was properly restrained, but was pronounced dead on the scene. The driver of the other vehicle was not injured.

One person, Lynda Roberts, witnessed the crash happen. “She had avoided hitting one lady. She did hit the second lady, took the side of her car off then she started flipping and I heard a big crash. I walked down to where her car was and unfortunately she didn’t make it.”

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Lynda Roberts, who lives on LA 86, witnessed the crash. Credit: John Weatherall/KLFY

Impairment is suspected to be a factor in the crash.

It is reported Brown was involved in a hit and run crash in St. Martin parish, minutes before this crash occurred.

St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating those claims.

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