Pedestrian Killed, Driver Unknown in Hit-and-Run Crash in St. Landry Parish
St. Landry Parish - Shortly after 6:30 p.m., on November 23, 2022, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop I were notified of a hit-and-run crash on U.S. Highway 190 near LA 104 in St. Landry Parish. The crash claimed the life of 38-year-old Aaron Nathan Washington of Opelousas.
The initial investigation by State Police revealed Washington was walking while pushing a bicycle westbound on US 190 in the westbound lane of travel when he was struck from behind by an unknown westbound vehicle. After the collision, the unknown vehicle fled the scene.
Washington was transported to a local hospital in critical condition but ultimately succumbed to his injuries. Impairment on the part of Washington is unknown at this time but a standard toxicology sample was submitted for analysis. Washington was wearing dark clothing and the bicycle he was pushing had no rear reflectors.
Troopers were unable to determine exactly what type of vehicle was involved in the initial crash but, based on evidence left at the scene, do believe it is a white, early 2000s year model Toyota Camry. The Camry will possibly have damage to the front bumper, hood, and right front fender. The right mirror will be missing.
Troopers urge anyone with ANY information to contact Louisiana State Police Troop I at (337) 262-5880, or their local law enforcement agency. No piece of information should be considered insignificant.
Troop I has investigated 57 fatal crashes resulting in 64 deaths since the beginning of 2022.
TFC Thomas Gossen
Louisiana State Police
Troop I Public Affairs