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2007 Halloween fatal hit-and-run remains unsolved

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LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

Nearly six years after Brian Birdsong, 30, was killed in a hit-and-run outside a Lake Charles nightclub, the crime remains unsolved.

It happened Halloween night 2007 outside OB's Bar & Grill. Birdsong was crossing Ryan Street to the Home Furniture Parking lot when he was struck and killed by a vehicle. The driver of the pickup truck never stopped.

Paula Doucett was at the bar that night and witnessed what happened moments after.

"When I got there, I saw a lot of traffic and I saw a lot of cops, the ambulance, people were everywhere," recalled Doucett. "It was so bad because the person was just laying there in the middle of the street and they were trying to revive him."

Birdsong was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Despite a bar full of people on one of the busiest streets in Lake Charles, police have had a hard time finding any witnesses.

Surveillance video from OB's shows patrons rushing to help Birdsong in the moments after he was hit. The footage also shows what investigators believe is the suspect vehicle: A single-cab GMC or Chevrolet white pick-up truck.

Anyone with information in the case is asked to call Lake Charles Police at 491-1311. 

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