NOPD arrests suspect accused in fatal hit-and-run near Canal, North Rampart streets

Intersection of Canal and North Rampart streets in 2013. | Infrogmation | CC Flickr
New Orleans Police officials on Monday said they arrested a 29-year-old man in connection to a fatal hit-and-run vehicle collision that occurred near the intersection of Canal and North Rampart streets on Sunday.

NOPD’s Traffic Fatality Unit said they’ve arrested Troy Alvis III following an investigation of the incident. The incident was reported at about 5:33 a.m. on Sunday, when police said they received a call of a pedestrian that was truck by a vehicle near the intersection.

Emergency units responded to the call and upon arrival, located an adult male pedestrian, who was unresponsive and later declared dead at the scene, according to the NOPD.

NOPD said an investigation revealed that the victim was apparently struck by a passing white Chevrolet Camaro that did not remain on the scene. The Camaro was found abandoned at a location in Jefferson Parish, police said.

Further investigation by detectives positively identified Alvis as the driver of the Camaro, according to the NOPD, adding that he was located and arrested on suspicion of hit-and-run driving causing death or serious injury, obstruction of justice and reckless operation of a vehicle. NOPD said that Alvis is innocent until proven guilty.

Anyone with additional information on this incident is urged to contact NOPD Traffic Fatality Investigator Richard Chambers at 504-658-6201.