(March 01, 2014) New Orleans police are investigating a fatality that left a 21-year-old man dead. The accident occurred on the Northbound Interstate 10 Service Road near Bundy Road.
Around 1:30am, a motorist was driving on the service road when he discovered the unresponsive victim lying on side of the roadway. The motorist immediately notified the police.
Officers arrived and summoned for EMS. Emergency Medical Technician arrived to provide basic life support but the attempts were unsuccessful. The victim was pronounced dead on the scene.
Fatality Investigator Edgar Edwards believes the unknown vehicle was travelling northbound on the service road when it struck the skateboarder and fled the area. There were no witnesses present during this accident.
Citizens with information that can help solve this crime is asked to call CRIMESTOPPERS at 822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP(7867) or Text your crime tip to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637), Text TELLCS then your crime information. You could receive a cash reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the person(s) responsible. You do not have to give your name nor testify to receive the reward. Citizens can also submit an anonymous tip online to CRIMESTOPPERS at www.crimestoppersgno.org.
Any person who, after the commission of a felony, shall harbor, conceal, or aid the offender, knowing or having reasonable ground to believe that he has committed the felony, and with the intent that he may avoid or escape from arrest, trial, conviction, or punishment shall be charged with R.S. 14:25; Relative to Accessories After the Fact.
An accessory after the fact may be tried and punished, notwithstanding the fact that the principal felon may not have been arrested, tried, convicted, or amenable to justice.
Whoever becomes an accessory after the fact shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars, or imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not more than five years, or both; provided that in no case shall his punishment be greater than one-half of the maximum provided by law for a principal offender.
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Officer Frank B. Robertson, III