Lewiston police are still searching for a driver connected to a hit-and-run that left a man dead over the weekend.
Louis St. Pierre, 48, of Lewiston was stuck but not immediately killed by an SUV on Pleasant Street, near the Ramada Inn, just after 12:30 a.m. Sunday, according to Lewiston police. He died of his injuries after being taken to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston.
The vehicle, believed to be a light-colored SUV, fled the scene, a witness told police.
That witness, an unidentified female, spotted St. Pierre lying in the mostly residential road moments before he was hit, according to Lewiston Detective Lt. David St. Pierre.
She called police at 12:38 a.m., after she stopped her car to check on Louis St. Pierre’s welfare, the detective said. While she was on the line with dispatchers, the suspected SUV struck St. Pierre in the roadway at it was headed toward the city’s downtown.
Lewiston police say that driver could face a variety of charges, including failure to report a fatal accident or manslaughter.
At this time, police continue to reconstruct the collision, including retracing St. Pierre’s movement to determine why he was lying in the road before he was struck and killed, and why the driver who struck him did not stop.
“Please, please, give us a call, if you know anything, however insignificant it may seem to the person, we’d love to speak to them, we’d really like to find out who’s responsible for striking [the] victim,” Lt. David St. Pierre said.
BDN writer Callie Ferguson contributed to this report.
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