Denham Springs woman charged in deadly hit-and-run
Press Release from Denham Springs Police:
Today at approximately 3 PM Patricia Street 28, of Denham Springs, turned herself in on one charge of Felony Hit and Run.
The hit and run resulted in the death of Denham Springs resident Arthur Lang, 44.
Officers were notified by sources that a 2014 Ford Focus, with heavy frontal damage was parked at the Denham Springs Walmart. The vehicle lead officers to the identity of Street, who later turned herself in. Street told officers that she knew that she had hit something, but was unaware that it was a person. DNA and blood samples were obtained from Street during booking and she was subsequently transferred to the Livingston Parish Detention Center.
Shortly before 6am today officers responded to Pete's Hwy at Edgewood Dr. in reference to an unresponsive subject lying on the side of the road. Upon arrival officers found a lone deceased male subject whom appeared to have been struck by a vehicle. The driver of the unknown involved vehicle apparently fled the scene after the collision occurred. Vehicle debris was found at the scene. Investigators are working to determine the make and model of the suspect vehicle. The identity of the victim is being withheld until the notification of next of kin is made. The Livingston Parish Coroner's Office took charge of the victim and an autopsy is pending. More information will be released as it becomes available.