Woman charged with felony hit and run in deadly cyclist crash | News
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB)- A
21-year-old woman faces hit and run charges in a deadly crash involving a
Louisiana State Police said Jodie Hoseth of Holden is suspected of hitting
Eddie Arinder, 50, of Baton Rouge while he was riding his bicycle on July 7.
four-week investigation, she was arrested on Aug. 3 and charged with felony hit
happened on Old Hammond Highway (LA 426) west of Florida Boulevard (US 190) a
little before midnight.
said Arinder was badly injured and taken to Ochsner Hospital in New Orleans,
where he later died.
determined the vehicle that hit Arinder and drove off was a 2006-2011 Ford
additional clues eventually led them to Hoseth and on July 12 they found a 2006
Ford Ranger at her home that had damage consistent with hitting a bicycle.
detectives obtained a search warrant for the pickup on July 16 and positively
identified it as the vehicle involved in the hit and run that claimed Arinder's
said surveillance video from a gas station less than two miles from where the
crash happened helped them determine Hoseth was driving the truck shortly after
reported obtaining the footage on July 20.
obtained an arrest warrant for her.
booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on the hit and run charge.
information was not released.
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