Yesterday evening, Troopers arrested 28 year-old Charles Combetta of LaPlace, LA for Felony Hit and Run, Obstruction of Justice and No Driver’s License. Combetta was booked into the St. John the Baptist Parish Jail.
The arrest came after Troopers received several tips from the public regarding a 2000 GMC Sierra pick-up truck, owned by Combetta. Through investigation, it was determined that the GMC had Chevrolet parts installed, including a Chevrolet headlight. Evidence was also gathered indicating that Combetta had removed and destroyed parts of the vehicle that were damaged in the crash. An arrest warrant was obtained and the GMC was towed and will be processed for evidence.
Louisiana State Police would like to thank the citizens that came forward and provided information regarding the crash.
October 21, 2018: Troopers are continuing their investigation into the fatal hit and run crash that killed Danny Simoneaux. The suspect vehicle that struck Simoneaux is one of the following:
- 1999-2002 Chevrolet Silverado
- 2000-2006 Chevrolet Tahoe
- 2000-2007 Chevrolet Suburban
The suspect vehicle will have damage to its right headlight, right bumper area and hood. Investigating Troopers are still reviewing evidence and we are asking for the community’s assistance. If you have any information regarding this crash, the driver or whereabouts of the suspect vehicle, please contact Louisiana State Police Troop B at 504.471.2775.
October 20, 2018 – St. John the Baptist Parish – This morning, shortly after 7:00 am, Troopers responded to a hit and run fatality crash involving a pedestrian. The crash occurred on LA 628 near Clement Drive. The pedestrian, identified as 55 year-old Danny Simoneaux of LaPlace, LA, died on the scene.
Preliminary investigation has revealed that Simoneaux was walking in or near the west bound lane of LA 628 sometime during the night and was struck by an unknown vehicle. Evidence was collected from the scene and investigating Troopers are working on identifying the vehicle. The suspect vehicle will have damage to its right headlight, right bumper area and hood. The crash remains under investigation.
Anyone with information related to the driver or whereabouts of the vehicle is asked to contact Louisiana State Police Troop B at 504.471.2775.