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Scott Man Arrested After Hit and Run Left One Person Dead

Officers transported Ruiz to the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center where he was booked for violation of LARS 14:100C(2)-Felony Hit and Run and 32:52 No Driver’s License

Posted: Jun 14, 2021 3:49 PM

Scott Police Department officers were dispatched to a hit and run crash where a vehicle struck a pedestrian in the 1600 block of Roper Dr.

When officers arrived, they found the pedestrian unresponsive. CPR was started until medical personnel arrived. The victim was transported to a local hospital and eventually succumbed to his injuries.

During the officers’ investigation, they were able to identify the victim as Mykel Francis, 31, of Lafayette Parish. Additionally, during the investigation, witnesses were able to identify a vehicle leaving the area.

Officers located the vehicle in the trailer park in the 400 block of Heide Circle. Contact was made with owner of the vehicle who provided information about the driver.

The driver was identified as Andres Lopez Ruiz, 35, of Scott. After questioning Ruiz, officers transported Ruiz to the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center where he was booked for violation of LARS 14:100C(2)-Felony Hit and Run and 32:52 No Driver’s License

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