Fatal hit and run crash in Jefferson Parish

Fatal hit and run crash in Jefferson Parish
Photo credit LSP

A late night hit and run in Jefferson on US 90 near Central Avenue took the life of a person walking along the road.

43-year-old Jason Galaforo was struck by a vehicle while walking in the eastbound lanes around 10pm.

Galaforo was transported to a local hospital where he later died.

The driver of the vehicle fled the scene.

Louisiana State Patrol is continuing with the investigation into the hit and run.

Pedestrians are urged to maintain a heightened level of awareness while walking near the road.

LSP recommends simple precautions such as wearing reflective materials, avoiding distractions, and walking a safe distance from travel lanes while facing oncoming traffic could help prevent many pedestrian related crashes.

Troopers also remind drivers of the consequences of hit-and-run driving:

Whoever commits the crime of felony hit-and-run driving when death or serious bodily injury is a result, can be fined up to five thousand dollars and face up to ten years in prison.

Featured Image Photo Credit: LSP