St. Gabriel man and his mother surrendered to State Police in hit-and-run that injured a worker in 2014 _lowres

Mark Burke

A St. Gabriel man and his mother surrendered to Louisiana State Police in a hit-and-run crash last fall that injured a construction worker.

A warrant for their arrest was issued last week.

Mark Burke, 45, of St. Gabriel, was booked in the Ascension Parish jail on counts of felony hit-and-run and obstruction of justice. His mother, Dolores Dindlebeck, of Terrytown, was booked on accessory after the fact and obstruction of justice, according to a report from State Police Troop A.

The crash happened shortly before midnight on Nov. 21 on La. 30, west of La. 73 in Ascension Parish. The report says a vehicle traveled westbound through a closed lane in a construction zone, striking a worker, who was transported to a Baton Rouge hospital with serious injuries.

Information obtained by State Police indicated the vehicle was a white or silver newer-model Ford Mustang. Witnesses said the driver was a white male and might have had a white female passenger with him.

In January 2015, a Crime Stoppers tip led troopers to Mark Burke, who owned a silver 2005 Ford Mustang, State Police said.

A search warrant and examination of the vehicle showed repairs made, as well as remaining damage, consistent with striking a pedestrian. Later, a search warrant for Burke’s cellphone records yielded incriminating texts and showed that Burke was in the area of the crash on the night in question, State Police said.