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Early Thursday morning, January 9, 2020, Officers with the Lake Charles Police Department were notified of an auto-pedestrian crash at the intersection of East Broad Street and J. Bennet Johnston Avenue.

Upon arrival, officers located the pedestrian, 43 year old, William Wingate III of Lake Charles, deceased near the roadway. It was determined that Wingate had been struck by an unknown vehicle which fled the scene without stopping.

The Lake Charles Police Department is asking the public for assistance from anyone who may have information relating to the crash.

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