NOPD searching for SUV in fatal hit-and-run

The New Orleans Police Department is searching for a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run that killed a pedestrian Sunday night in the Treme area. The incident occurred on around 10:55 p.m. on Sunday, July 14, on North Claiborne near Esplanade Avenue. While crossing the street, a 58-year-old man was struck by a large SUV, witnesses report. The vehicle stopped and then fled the scene. First District officers responding to the call found the victim unresponsive, suffering from trauma to the head and chest.