A 28-year-old man was jailed after fleeing a crash on Friday night in which his pickup truck left a road near Hammond and rolled several times, killing his 35-year-old passenger, State Police said.
Steve Savoie, of Loranger, was driving south on La. 443 at a high rate of speed with Adam Capdeboscq, of Husser, in the front passenger seat when the crash occurred around 7:50 p.m., said Master Trooper Greg Marchand, a State Police spokesman.
The truck veered left off the roadway and ran into a culvert, where it overturned and rolled over multiple times, Marchand said. Capdeboscq, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was thrown from the car and pronounced dead at the scene.
Police say Savoie, who was wearing a seatbelt, ran away from the crash on foot and was caught a short while later. Savoie, whom police suspect was intoxicated, was booked into the Tangipahoa Parish Jail in Amite on counts of vehicular homicide, careless operation, hit-and-run and driving with a suspended license.