Suffolk man charged in Louisiana fatal hit and run

Published 9:34 pm Monday, March 27, 2023

A Suffolk man was arrested in connection with the fatal hit and run in Louisiana.

According to a Louisiana State Police March 19 news release, troopers booked Anthawan Riley Jr., 24, of Suffolk, on felony hit and run charges Sunday, March 19.

Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L began investigating a hit and run fatal crash on Interstate 10 near LA Hwy 433 in St. Tammany Parish shortly after 2:30 a.m. March 19.  The crash claimed the life of 27-year-old Cordarrell Rudolph of Slidell, according to the LSP.


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The preliminary investigation revealed that Rudolph was wearing dark clothing and walking in the roadway on I-10 eastbound. At the same time, a 2021 Kia K5 was eastbound on this highway. 

For reasons still under investigation, the Kia struck Rudolph, LSP said in the release. After striking Rudolph, the Kia fled the scene. During the investigation, Troopers identified Riley as the driver.

Rudolph sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash. He was pronounced deceased on the scene. 

Neither Riley, nor the two passengers in his vehicle, sustained injuries as a result of the crash. As part of the ongoing investigation, a routine toxicology sample was obtained from Rudolph for analysis, LSP said. Troopers arrested Riley and was booked at the St. Tammany Parish Jail on the felony hit and run charge.

This crash remains under investigation, Louisiana State Police said.