BR police probe fatal hit-and-run

Baton Rouge police are investigating a hit-and-run that killed a 40-year-old pedestrian Thursday night.

Sothy Lieu was trying to cross Old Hammond Highway a t 10 p.m. when he was struck by what appeared to be a white or gray sedan, police Cpl. L’Jean McKneely said.

The suspect vehicle, driven by an unidentified woman, was headed west on Old Hammond near Boulevard D’Province when it drove around another vehicle that had been letting Lieu cross the roadway, McKneely said. The victim was taken to a hospital, where he died from his injuries.

Anyone with information about the hit-and run is asked to contact police at (225) 389-7819 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.