A 26-year-old skateboarder died in a hit-and-run crash Wednesday night in Hammond, Louisiana State Police said.
Shortly after 10 p.m., Erin Gerhard, 26, of Independence, was riding his skateboard in the right westbound lane of University Avenue west of U.S. 51 when he was struck by an unknown vehicle, State Police said in a news release. Gerhard was thrown into the left westbound lane, where he was struck by another vehicle.
Both vehicles fled the scene after the crash, State Police said. Gerhard was pronounced dead at the scene.
State Police troopers are seeking a truck and a dark-colored sedan in connection with the crash. Anyone with information is asked to contact Louisiana State Police at 985-893-6250.