State Troopers seeking late model Dodge pickup and driver involved in hit-and-run death of a Chalmette woman early Sunday; Anyone with information should call State Police Troop B at 504-471-2775

Posted: December 29th, 2013 | Filed under: Announcements, News Releases

State Police Troopers are seeking a late model Dodge pickup truck and its driver who were involved in the hit-and-run death of a Chalmette woman pedestrian struck and killed early Sunday morning off the west-bound shoulder of West St. Bernard Highway near Madison Drive in Chalmette.

Donna Landry, 54, was found dead by a passing bicyclist about 5:30 a.m., State Police said.

Preliminary investigation revealed a late model Dodge pick-up, possibly white in color, was traveling west on West St. Bernard Highway and for unknown reasons traveled onto the shoulder of the road and struck a pedestrian who was walking on the west-bound shoulder, State Police said.

The vehicle then fled and the woman pedestrian was later pronounced dead on the scene.

Troopers were able to gather evidence from the vehicle at the scene and are searching for the Dodge pick-up.

Anyone with information regarding this crash is urged to contact Louisiana State Police Troop B at (504) 471-2775.

St. Bernard Sheriff’s deputies initially went to the scene but no witnesses to the incident were located, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.