Wednesday 18 October 2017

Hit-and-run driver 'dragged man's body for six miles'

Police in New Orleans are hunting a hit-and-run driver who dragged a body for six miles
Police in New Orleans are hunting a hit-and-run driver who dragged a body for six miles

A driver in New Orleans apparently hit a pedestrian in the city's French Quarter and then drove on, dragging the body for more than six miles.

Police said the driver drove across a Mississippi River bridge before the body was dislodged.

Another driver found the disfigured body of a man in the early hours of Friday in the road leading from the bridge.

In a Facebook posting, police said investigators believe the body is that of an unidentified pedestrian hit in the French Quarter. It said witnesses told investigators a black car with tinted windows struck the man and drove off.

Officer Garry Flot, a police spokesman, said do not have further leads to the car or driver.

Police posted surveillance video photographs of the car on Facebook, seeking the public's help in the case.

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