Police are searching for a Pineville man accused in a fatal hit-and-run crash Tuesday night that killed a Patterson man.
Jerome Rudolph Jr., 22, died at the scene on U.S. 90 in Bayou Vista after crashing his Kawasaki motorcycle into a GMC pickup truck that crossed into his path, according to State Police.
The truck driver, Mark Joseph Montie Jr., 31, stopped his vehicle after the crash and ran away, police said.
Rudolph was traveling westbound on U.S. 90 when Montie entered the lane in front of him, police said. Rudolph slammed on the brakes and skidded sideways, crashing into the rear left quarter panel of Montie’s truck.
Anyone familiar with Montie’s whereabouts is asked to contact State Police Troop I at (337) 262-5880.