Driver sought in hit-and-run

Published 2:05 pm Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s deputies are searching for the driver of a truck involved in a hit-and-run Friday morning at the intersection of Topsy and Welcome roads in Gillis.

Spokesperson Kayla Vincent said the pickup truck was traveling southbound on Welcome Road when it ran a stop sign and struck an SUV that was traveling eastbound on Topsy Road.  Upon impact the SUV was forced off the roadway, overturned, traveled across Cryer Road and struck a stop sign before coming to rest upside down in the ditch.

The suspect’s truck, described as burgundy or maroon-colored with a chrome bumper, fled the scene heading eastbound on Topsy Road.  The truck will have damage to the front passenger side bumper as well as the front passenger side quarter panel.

The driver of the SUV along with three young passengers in the vehicle suffered minor injuries.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call  491-3605.

Sgts. Bryan Alexander and Casey Steech are the lead investigators on this case.