Driver sought in hit-and-run

Published 2:03 pm Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s deputies are searching for the driver of a truck involved in a hit-and-run Friday morning at the intersection of Topsy and Welcome roads in Gillis.

Spokesperson Kayla Vincent said the pickup truck was traveling southbound on Welcome Road when it ran a stop sign and struck an SUV that was traveling eastbound on Topsy Road.  Upon impact the SUV was forced off the roadway, overturned, traveled across Cryer Road and struck a stop sign before coming to rest upside down in the ditch.

The suspect’s truck, described as burgundy or maroon-colored with a chrome bumper, fled the scene heading eastbound on Topsy Road.  The truck will have damage to the front passenger side bumper as well as the front passenger side quarter panel.

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The driver of the SUV along with three young passengers in the vehicle suffered minor injuries.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call  491-3605.

Sgts. Bryan Alexander and Casey Steech are the lead investigators on this case.