Timothy Murphy Killed in West Monroe, LA, Hit-and-run Accident
West Monroe, LA -- February 5, 2017, Timothy Murphy was killed due to an accident in which he was struck by a vehicle while crossing an intersection.
West Monroe Police were called to the intersection of Arkansas Road and 11th Street at around 7:30 p.m. on Sunday. They found that 45-year-old Murphy had been struck by a white car while attempting to cross the intersection. That vehicle left the scene.
As a result of the collision, Murphy sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police were able to later locate the suspect vehicle with damage relating to the collision. They determined it was driven by 46-year-old Ashley Owens. Owens told investigators she knew she hit something, but wasn't sure what it was. She left the scene immediately after the collision.
Police placed Owens under arrest, and she currently faces charges of negligent homicide and leaving the scene of an accident involving death or serious bodily injury.
No further information is currently available.
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