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NOPD Seeking Suspect, Vehicle in Hit-and-Run Investigation

by Aaron E. Looney

July 20, 2021

Categories: Be on the Lookout

Topics: Seventh District, Traffic Fatality/Hit and Run

NOPD Seeking Suspect, Vehicle in Hit-and-Run Investigation

The NOPD is seeking assistance in locating a vehicle and its driver in the investigation of a hit-and-run crash that occurred on July 9, 2021 at the intersection of Morrison Road and Read Boulevard that left one person injured.

At about 1:38 p.m.  a male subject was walking on the sidewalk on Morrison Road near the intersection with Read Boulevard. At the same time, a black late-model Nissan Sentra was traveling westbound on Morrison Road. The driver of the Nissan reportedly lost control and struck the pedestrian. After the contact, the driver of the vehicle stopped momentarily before fleeing the scene. The victim was transported to a local hospital with severe leg injuries.

The victim and witnesses described the driver was a white male in his mid-to-late 20s or early 30s with brownish-blonde hair and a beard.

Investigators are attempting to identify the vehicle and operator pictured above. The black paint on the vehicle is faded and has damage to the undercarriage with the exhaust hanging down from the vehicle,

Anyone with information on this incident or on the pictured suspect is asked to call NOPD Hit & Run Division Investigator Jason Naquin at 504-658-6214 or to call anonymously to Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP.