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Coltney Mitchell

A 27-year-old Harvey man was arrested in a hit-and-run crash that killed a pedestrian last week, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office said Sunday.

The crash, which occurred on Tuesday night near Ames Boulevard and 6th Street, killed 33-year-old Gabrielle Dixon. After the crash, investigators identified the suspected vehicle in the incident as a 2015 Dodge Dart, JPSO said in a news release.

Deputies found the vehicle late Saturday night and identified the driver in the crash as Coltney Mitchell. The Harvey man initially told deputies he was involved in a crash with another vehicle, but the damage to his car “was inconsistent with that claim,” JPSO said.

Mitchell later admitted to striking the woman with his vehicle and fleeing the scene, JPSO said.

Mitchell was booked into the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center on counts of negligent homicide and hit-and-run driving with fatality.