Update to Fatal hit and Run which occurred Friday, March 1st in Eunice at the intersection of W. Maple Ave (LA Hwy 91) and Jelks Street.
Eunice Police Department arrested Phillip H. Fontenot, 18, of Eunice. He is charged with Hit and Run Involving a Fatality which is a felony grade offense. The penalty for this offense carries a fine of up to $5,000 and a prison sentence of up to 10 years.
The investigation is still ongoing.