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Pedestrian Dies in Late Night Hit and Run in Lafayette Parish

CARENCRO – Louisiana State Police Troop I was notified of a fatality crash involving a pedestrian on I-49 southbound near milepost 7 in Lafayette Parish shortly before 11:30 p.m. on December 2, 2019.

The crash claimed the life of 48-year-old, Kittitone Sinakone of Houston, Texas.

The preliminary investigation revealed Sinakone was walking on the roadway of Interstate 49 when he was struck by an unknown vehicle that was traveling southbound near mile marker 7. After striking Sinakone, the vehicle continued on and fled the scene.

Sinakone suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased by the Lafayette Parish Coroner’s Office. Impairment is unknown and standard toxicology tests are pending. The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is urged to call Troop I at (337) 262-5880.