Shortly after 1 p.m. on August 13, troopers arrested 29-year-old Brittany Mackie of Prairieville.

As a result of local media coverage and tips from the public, troopers made an arrest in the fatal hit and run crash that took the life of 31-year-old Christian Martinez of Kenner.

Shortly after 1 p.m. on August 13, troopers arrested 29-year-old Brittany Mackie of Prairieville. Mackie will be booked into the Ascension Parish Jail for Negligent Homicide, Felony Hit & Run resulting in Death, Careless Operation, and Failure to Report a Crash.

Shortly before 7 a.m. on August 13, 2018, troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a hit and run fatality involving a pedestrian on LA 73 north of Interstate 10 in Ascension Parish.

The initial investigation by State Police revealed that the crash occurred as the pedestrian was walking on the southbound side of LA 73. For reasons still under investigation, the pedestrian was struck by a southbound vehicle and sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash.

Based on evidence collected at the scene, troopers believed that the suspect vehicle was a charcoal gray 2008-2013 Lexus IS 250 or 350 having significant damage to the front right side and missing the passenger’s side mirror.

Contributed by Louisiana State Police