State Police: Hit-and-run driver crashes into tree, dies

June 11, 2019

THERIOT, La. (AP) — Louisiana State Police say a 44-year-old man died when his SUV crashed into a tree shortly after hitting another vehicle and driving away.

Sgt. Jared Sandifer says in a news release that Ricky Giroir Jr. of Houma ran off a curve Monday night on Louisiana Highway 315, near Theriot (TER-ee-oh) in Terrebonne (TEHR-uh-bone) Parish.

He says Giroir’s 2013 Dodge Durango had hit the other vehicle several miles north of the fatal wreck.

Sandifer says the hit-and-run accident is still being investigated and details are not available.

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