SLIDELL, La. (AP) – Louisiana officers followed a trail of fluid to find a van they believe was involved in a fatal hit-and-run crash.
A Louisiana State Police news release says 59-year-old bicyclist Calvin Lefort Jr. of Slidell was hit by a van Saturday on U.S. Highway 190 and became lodged in the windshield.
The news release says the van’s driver, 48-year-old Larry Dean Kellett of Slidell, allegedly removed Lefort from the windshield, left him near a ditch and fled. A passer-by called 911. Lefort died in a hospital.
Troopers say the van began leaking, and they followed a trail of fluid to Kellett’s girlfriend’s home.
Kellett was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on negligent homicide, felony hit-and-run and driving under suspension. It was not immediately clear whether he has an attorney.