Metairie fatal hit-and-run suspect surrenders to state police

Chris Miller
August 14, 2018 - 1:52 pm

A 72-year-old woman turned herself in to face felony charges in a fatal hit-and-run near Causeway and I-10 last week, according to Louisiana State Police.

Troopers say Elva Lafaye surrendered Tuesday, after investigators located her vehicle and identified her. 

Gordon Poydras was struck Wednesday night, August 8, around 10:30 p.m.

"Preliminary investigation revealed that 25 year-old Gordon Poydras was walking in or near the right lane of the collector road and was struck by a vehicle that fled the scene of the crash, said State Trooper Melissa Matey in a news release. 

Paramedics took Poydras to University Medical Center, where he dies from his injuries August 10.

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