SPD investigating after pedestrian killed in hit-and-run, North Market back open

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SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – Police are investigating a hit and run accident in North Shreveport that killed a pedestrian.

SPD responded to North Market Street, near Dr. Martin Luther King Drive, just after 6 a.m. Friday. Police say that a pedestrian was hit by an unidentified vehicle that then left the scene. The victim, a black woman believed to be in her 60s, was also hit multiple times by other vehicles.

“Four additional vehicles struck her, they did stay. They were all processed and interviewed,” says Shreveport Public Information Officer Angie Willhite. Willhite says they are still looking for that first driver.

The woman, whose identity has not been released, was wearing dark-colored clothing where lights were barely visible outside.

“We do encourage pedestrians that are on the roadway to always wear bright colored clothing or vest. They make vest in reflective clothing that can help drivers see as they walk,” says Willhite.

North Market was closed in both directions for an extended amount of time on Friday morning.

This is an ongoing investigation. We will bring you more updates as they become available.

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