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DENHAM SPRINGS — Authorities are searching for the driver of a 1997 to 2002 Ford pickup with damage to the left side believed to have struck and killed a pedestrian shortly before 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Corey Pepples, 36, of Denham Springs, was fatally struck on Juban Road, south of Interstate 12 in Livingston Parish, according to State Police. Pepples was hit while walking on Juban Road, and the driver immediately fled, heading south on Juban Road.

The vehicle is also missing driver's side mirror, said Trooper First Class Bryan Lee, citing witness statements and evidence collected at the scene.

Lee asks that anyone with information regarding the fatal crash call Louisiana State Police Troop A at (225) 754-8500 or a local law enforcement agency.

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