Mandeville man killed in Bywater hit-and-run

A 24-year-old Mandeville man was struck and killed by a car in Bywater just before 5 a.m. this morning, New Orleans police said. The car did not stop, and police have classified it as a hit-and-run.

The victim has been identified by the Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office as Andrew LaPlante.

Police say that he was struck as he walked into traffic and died on the scene as a result of injuries.

The accident occurred at the corner of Music Street and St. Claude Avenue. The NOPD asks that anyone with information about the incident call Crimestoppers or the NOPD at 504-822-1111.