Construction worker Brady Ortego killed in collision with hit-and-run driver on Interstate 310 in St. Charles Parish, Louisiana

Modified Date: 
Mon, 03/08/2021 - 4:09pm
Accident Date: 
Thursday, January 14, 2021

LSP searching for hit-and-run suspect who struck construction worker near Hale Boggs Bridge

For reasons still under investigation, the vehicle left the roadway to the right and entered into the construction zone and sideswiped two vehicles and ultimately struck a construction worker who at that time went over the side of the bridge, according to Dillon.

Lawsuit identifies suspect in deadly hit-and-run on Hale Boggs Bridge, why haven't police made an arrest?

The suit filed names Hunter Johnson, 22, of Reserve as the alleged driver of the car that hit bridge worker Brady Ortego and sent him plummeting into the Mississippi River. A construction worker who was installing electrical equipment, Ortego, 44, remains missing but is presumed dead. 

People Involved: 
Brady Ortego
Hunter Johnson
Interstate 310

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