Woman no longer considered 'person of interest' in fatal hit-and-run

A woman initially sought in connection with a fatal hit-and-run on I-10 Monday is no longer considered a person of interest, Troop D spokesman James Anderson said.

State police asked the public for assistance Tuesday in finding the 35-year-old woman, but after questioning her no longer consider her a person of interest.

Samantha Broussard, 29, of Moss Bluff, was walking on the shoulder of the I-10 westbound on-ramp where it merges onto I-10 just west of La. 397 when she was struck by a vehicle that fled the scene.

Authorities were also seeking a 2001 to 2004 Chrysler Town and Country van with recent damage.

State police announced early Wednesday morning that a man suspected of being the driver has been arrested and the hit-and-run vehicle located on his property.

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