Zachary man dies after being hit by 3 cars in Baton Rouge Saturday night

Baton Rouge police investigate body found on interstate
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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Louisiana State Police are investigating a three-vehicle crash that killed a Zachary man walking on the road Saturday night.

State police said that Jacob Perez, 40, was walking in the northbound lanes of US 61 when he was hit by an unknown vehicle that fled the scene. A 2022 Chevrolet Traverse and a 2019 BMW X3 later hit Perez as he was lying in the road. State police, who arrived around 8:30 p.m., said hitting Perez was unavoidable.

Perez died from his injuries at the scene. Toxicology samples were taken from the drivers and Perez.

State police are still working to identify the driver and the vehicle that fled the scene. Anyone with information should contact Troop A at 225-754-8500.  

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