Pedestrian struck and killed by unknown hit and run vehicle

BOURG, LA.- Shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday, Louisiana State Police Troop C was notified by the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office about a pedestrian who was struck and killed while lying in the road by an unknown hit and run vehicle on La. 24 at mile post 23.80 near the Lafourche/Terrebonne Parish line.

The investigation revealed that a pedestrian, Jay Curler, 29, of Galliano, La., was struck and killed while lying on the road of La. 24 near box number 437 in Terrebonne Parish, State Police reported in news release.

Witnesses to the crash stated that Curler was lying on the southbound shoulder with the top portion of his body in the southbound lane of La. 24. Witnesses also stated that Curler was struck by a vehicle traveling south on La. 24. After the hit and run vehicle struck Curler it fled the scene and continued to travel south on La. 24.

Curler was pronounced dead on the scene by a representative from the Terrebonne Parish Coroner’s Office.

Witnesses to the crash stated that the hit and run vehicle was a passenger car with square shaped head lights and tail lights. No further description was given on the hit and run vehicle.

Alcohol use is suspected to be factor for Curler, police stated. Routine toxicology tests are pending. Alcohol use is unknown for the driver of the hit and run vehicle. This crash remains under investigation.

If anyone has information in regards to this hit and run fatality contact:
-Louisiana State Police at 985-857-3680;
-Bayou Region Crime Stoppers at 800-743-7433;
Or text “GIVEATIP plus your message” to 274637 (CRIMES);

State Police advised the following.

Pedestrians should always be aware of their surroundings and make sure to cross intersections and streets when it’s safe to do so. If you have had any alcoholic beverage to drink, find a safe way to get home. Call a friend to come pick you up, or call a cab service to pick you up and drop you off safe at your destination. Never get behind the wheel of a vehicle if you have had any alcoholic beverage. Buzzed driving is drunk driving. Remember to wear bright and reflective clothing when walking or bicycling at night. 

Motorists who witness hazardous situations are urged to call *LSP (*577) and report that activity to the Louisiana State Police.

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