Fatal Hit & Run in South Lake Charles; & Family of drowning victim talks to 7 News

Good Evening,

Lee Peck in the KPLC 7 Newsroom with a look at what we're working on for Nightcast.

A fatal hit and run claims the life of a Lake Charles man. It happened on Tank Farm Road. Authorities say foggy conditions could have played a role in the driver not knowing they hit a person.

Plus, we'll have more tonight on the drowning at Holbrook Park. According to authorities 20-year-old Kyle Simpson, of Lake Charles, was fishing with his family when he jumped in the river and didn't resurface.  KPLC's Monica Grimaldo talks with the victim's family.

Forest officials are intentionally setting fires in the Kisatchie National Forest. And in a twist, it's all to help prevent forest fires and maintain natural habitats. KPLC's Gerron Jordan got a rare look at how these burns work when he followed a fire crew inside the forests of central Louisiana.

And not only did the fog return, but so did the cooler weather. Meteorologist Zack Fradella tells us what we can expect for our work week.

We'll see you tonight at Ten for these stories and more. Until then, we're always on at kplctv.com.