A tragic case happened earlier this week in the French Quarter that has sent the New Orleans Police on a manhunt for the suspect. WWL reported on what police are considering a murder.
The incident happened at St. Louis Street and Bourbon Street. Eighth District officers were notified of a hit-and-run crash involving a pedestrian. By the time the police arrived, the victim was too far gone to be saved. She died at the scene despite the efforts of police and medical personnel.
Further investigation found out that the woman was trying to stop a fight when the suspect backed up intentionally into the victim, then fled the scene hitting another car while she was leaving. That driver is now wanted for murder. Her car will have rear-end damage.
If you know anything about this case, contact numbers for the detective in charge and Crimestoppers can be found in the link above.
Hit and run crashes usually happen because of fear. A driver gets scared of the consequences and leaves hoping to hide from police. They can also happen due to inattention by the driver, or intoxication. But in some cases, it is an intentional act. We hope that the police are able to find the suspect and bring her to justice.
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