Driver sought in hit and run death of Chalmette woman
State Police and St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's deputies are looking for the driver they believe struck and killed a Chalmette woman in a hit and run incident early Sunday morning.
The woman, identified only as a 54-year-old Chalmette pedestrian, was found dead by a passing bicyclist about 5:30 a.m. on the westbound shoulder of West St. Bernard Highway near Madison Drive.
Deputies believe the incident likely happened after midnight, possibly in foggy conditions. They say debris from the vehicle involved was located, but no description of the vehicle was immediately available.
The investigation is being handled by State Police Troop B.
Anyone with information should call State Police at 504-471-2775 or the St. Bernard Sheriff's Office at 504-271-2501.