Friends mourn loss of LSU student in deadly hit and run scooter - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Friends mourn loss of LSU student in deadly hit and run scooter crash

Police are still investigating the deadly scooter crash on Airline Highway near Old Hammond Highway. (Source: Rick Portier/WAFB) Police are still investigating the deadly scooter crash on Airline Highway near Old Hammond Highway. (Source: Rick Portier/WAFB)
Chrysler 300 (Source: Thinkstock.com) Chrysler 300 (Source: Thinkstock.com)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Friends are mourning the loss of a man whom they call selfless. He was killed in a deadly hit and run crash involving a motorized scooter early morning on Friday, at an intersection near the Hammond Aire Plaza .

The victim has been identified as 20-year-old LSU student Eric Fabre of Slidell. Fabre had been working at Plucker's on Nicholson Drive for the past three years. The general manager at Plucker's described Fabre as a lively, selfless, and giving man who was so excited that he would have been turning 21 in just two weeks.

The manager was too distraught to interview with our news crew but he released the following statement:

"Our staff is deeply saddened by the sudden and tragic loss to our close friend Eric Fabre. To say that Eric was loved by many, would be a vast understatement. Eric was one of the most selfless people I have ever had the privilege of coming in contact with. He will be deeply missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with Eric's family and friends"

The Baton Rouge Police Department said it happened on Airline Highway at Old Hammond Highway in Baton Rouge, which is right by the Hammond Aire Shopping Center, just before 1 a.m. Officials originally stated the victim was riding a motorcycle.

Cpl. Don Coppola with BRPD reported the vehicle that hit Fabre fled the scene. He added witnesses reported seeing a car drive off.

They said it was possibly a Chrysler 300. They also described it as red or maroon in color. According to Coppola, the car may have front end damage.

Officials say Fabre was thrown from the scooter and was pronounced dead on the scene.

"We rely on body shops and witnesses. We ask for people who may work at those body shops or are neighbors of potential suspects, to give us a call," said Cpl. L'Jean McKneely. "If they see a vehicle with damage or a suspicious vehicle in the neighborhood, call us and we'll check it out. That has happened a couple of times and we've actually solved some hit and runs that way. These cases are best solved with tips from the public."

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 225-344-7867.

Copyright 2014 WAFB. All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Lake Charles Police Department make arrests in 8 homicides in 2017

    Lake Charles Police Department make arrests in 8 homicides in 2017

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 6:19 AM EDT2017-07-26 10:19:44 GMT
    Lake Charles Police are on the scene of a homicide on North Simmons Street in Lake Charles. (Source: KPLC)Lake Charles Police are on the scene of a homicide on North Simmons Street in Lake Charles. (Source: KPLC)

    Nationally, according to the FBI, only 64% of homicide cases are solved but the Lake Charles Police Department has had only two cold cases since 2001.

    More >>

    Nationally, according to the FBI, only 64% of homicide cases are solved but the Lake Charles Police Department has had only two cold cases since 2001.

    More >>
  • District Attorney: Community needs to come together to address teen violence

    District Attorney: Community needs to come together to address teen violence

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 12:33 AM EDT2017-07-26 04:33:26 GMT
    (Source: Raycom)(Source: Raycom)

    There is a shocking trend in the Lake area—deadly violence with teens among those arrested. In fact we've seen two cases in just over a week.First on July 17TH, gunfire on North Simmons Street in Lake Charles left  31 year old Gary Obrien dead.       Four people face charges in connection with the case, including 16 year old Justin Ned. He's booked on charges of principle to first degree murder and armed robbery. And this past Saturday, 24-ye...

    More >>

    There is a shocking trend in the Lake area—deadly violence with teens among those arrested. In fact we've seen two cases in just over a week.First on July 17TH, gunfire on North Simmons Street in Lake Charles left  31 year old Gary Obrien dead.       Four people face charges in connection with the case, including 16 year old Justin Ned. He's booked on charges of principle to first degree murder and armed robbery. And this past Saturday, 24-ye...

    More >>
  • Oakdale Police Department dealing with constant phone problems

    Oakdale Police Department dealing with constant phone problems

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 11:25 PM EDT2017-07-26 03:25:49 GMT
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)
    For the Oakdale Police Department one of their constant battles isn't necessarily with criminals, but instead with their phones. Their phone lines were down for most of the weekend, and just got back up yesterday, but this isn't the first time they've dealt with this.  The phones are ringing at the Oakdale Police Department now, but this past weekend that wasn’t the case.  “Friday evening our phones went down,” said police chief, Joseph Lockett. ...More >>
    For the Oakdale Police Department one of their constant battles isn't necessarily with criminals, but instead with their phones. Their phone lines were down for most of the weekend, and just got back up yesterday, but this isn't the first time they've dealt with this.  The phones are ringing at the Oakdale Police Department now, but this past weekend that wasn’t the case.  “Friday evening our phones went down,” said police chief, Joseph Lockett. ...More >>
Powered by Frankly