Troopers Seeking Assistance from the Public in Fatal Hit and Run Crash
Published 1:52 pm Sunday, May 8, 2022
Through investigative means, Troopers have identified a possible suspect vehicle in the fatal hit and run crash. The vehicle is described as a 2007–2013 GMC Sierra, light silver in color, with a black aftermarket ranch style front bumper and black rims. The truck was seen pulling a 10-12 foot single axle utility trailer (see-attached pictures of the actual truck from a surveillance footage). The vehicle was last seen going northbound on LA-19 towards Ethel, then eastbound on LA-412. If you have any information on this vehicle please contact Louisiana State Police Troop A at (225-754-8500).
INITIAL RELEASE: May 7, 2022
Slaughter – On Friday May 6, 2022 shortly after 10:30 pm, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A responded to a fatal hit and run crash on LA 19 (Zachary-Slaughter Hwy.) in East Feliciana Parish. The crash has claimed the life of 46-year-old Michael John Moredock of Shreveport.
The preliminary investigation revealed that the crash occurred as Moredock was riding a Kent brand bicycle northbound on LA 19 near the East Feliciana Parish line. The area was dark and had no streetlights. As Moredock was riding on the right side of the northbound lane, he was struck from behind by an unknown vehicle. The impact ejected Moredock from the bicycle and he landed in a grassy area just east of the northbound lane.
Moredock was not wearing a helmet and sustained fatal injuries in the crash. He was pronounced deceased on scene. Following the crash, the vehicle that struck Moredock fled the scene. As of this release, Troopers do not have a description of the suspect hit and run vehicle. Troopers are asking the public to contact Louisiana State Police Troop A at (225-754-8500) if they have any information pertaining to this crash.