Arrest made in fatal hit-and-run in Ascension Parish that killed Kenner man

August 14, 2018 - 9:32 am


29-year-old Brittany Mackie of Prairieville is charged with a multitude of crimes for a fatal hit and run that killed 31-year-old Christian Martinez of Kenner, who was walking on LA-73 in Ascension Parish Monday morning.

State Trooper Bryan Lee says multiple tips from the public helped them track down Mackie.

“Within minutes we had an address, a name, we were able to locate the vehicle and the driver.”

Lee says Martinez’s early morning walk on Jefferson Highway is still a mystery to investigators.

“We believe that the crash possibly occurred between 3 and 4 a.m., at this time we do not know why he was walking on LA 73.”

Lee says Mackie faces multiple charges.

“For negligent homicide, felony hit and run, careless operation, and failure to report a crash.”

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