State Police have identified the pedestrian killed in an April 27 hit-and-run crash as David. R. Tarrant, of Little Rock, Arkansas.
Tarrant was hit by two cars on U.S. 51 north of La. 1064 in Tangipahoa Parish. Officers are still searching for information about the driver of the second vehicle, who fled the scene after the crash, Trooper 1st Class Dustin Dwight said in a news release issued Monday afternoon.
Tarrant, 42, was walking north on U.S. 51 when he was struck by a Nissan Altima driven by 22-year-old Avery G. Campbell, of Amite. The front of the Altima hit Tarrant, throwing him into the opposite lane, at which point Tarrant was hit by a second car traveling in the opposite direction, police have said.
The second car is described as an early 2000s model brown compact car. It made a U-turn after hitting Tarrant and fled the scene, Dwight said.
Tarrant died as a result of the accident. Campbell submitted to a breath alcohol test and registered under the legal limit for driving, Dwight said.
Blood tests for Tarrant have been submitted to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis.
Anyone with information about the accident is encouraged to contact State Police Troop L at (985) 893-6250.