LSP seeks help locating vehicle in fatal hit and run in Jefferson Parish
Published 6:30 am Thursday, March 30, 2023
Jefferson – Louisiana State Police is seeking the public’s assistance to locate a vehicle of interest in the fatal hit and run crash that occurred March 17, 2023 on Jefferson Highway near Central Avenue around 10:00 pm. Troopers were able to obtain surveillance video and identify a light colored SUV as a vehicle of interest. The SUV could have damage to the front end, hood and/or windshield, but is not limited to those areas. Anyone with information on a vehicle matching the mentioned description or any additional information pertaining to the crash is asked to contact LSP Troop B at 504-471-2775. Citizens can also anonymously report information through the Louisiana State Police online reporting system by visiting https://dpsweb.dps.louisiana.
Pedestrian Struck and Killed in Hit and Run Crash in Jefferson Parish
Jefferson – On March 17, 2023 shortly before 10:00 pm, Troopers with Louisiana State Police Troop B began investigating a vehicle crash involving a pedestrian on US 90 near Central Avenue. The crash ultimately claimed the life of 43-year-old Jason Galaforo of Jefferson.
The preliminary investigation revealed that Mr. Galaforo was struck by an unknown vehicle while walking in the eastbound lanes of US 90, just east of the Central Avenue intersection. Mr. Galaforo was transported to a local hospital where he later died. The unknown vehicle fled the scene of the crash.
This crash remains under investigation and Troopers are working to gather all possible information regarding the vehicle that fled the scene. If anyone has information regarding this crash, we urge you to contact Louisiana State Police – Troop B at 504-471-2775.
Pedestrians are urged to maintain a heightened level of awareness while walking near the road. Simple precautions such as wearing reflective materials, avoiding distractions, and walking a safe distance from travel lanes while facing oncoming traffic could help prevent many pedestrian related crashes. Troopers would also like to take this opportunity to remind drivers of the consequences of hit-and-run driving. Whoever commits the crime of felony hit-and-run driving when death or serious bodily injury is a result, can be fined up to five thousand dollars and face up to ten years in prison.