Natchitoches Police investigate hit and run crash on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

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On Nov. 29 around 2:33 p.m., Natchitoches Police Department officers were responding to an emergency call when they were involved in a hit and run crash on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive near Lafayette Street.

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Traffic Division officers responded to the crash and learned the patrol car was travelling west on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive with emergency lights and sirens activated.  As the police car approached Lafayette Street a black Chevrolet SUV pulled into the roadway and crashed into the officers’ car causing them to collide with a tree.  The black Chevrolet SUV then fled the area.

Both officers in the patrol car were transported to Natchitoches Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

The Natchitoches Police Department asks the public to be on the lookout for a black Chevrolet SUV with damage to the driver’s side front fender.  The crash remains under investigation.


To report suspicious activity or have any additional information in regards to this crash contact the Natchitoches Police Department at (318) 352-8101.  Remember all information given shall remain confidential.


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