Natchitoches Police investigate hit and run crash on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

Officers with the Natchitoches Police Department were responding to an emergency call on Nov. 29 around 2:33 pm when they were involved in a hit and run crash on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive near Lafayette Street.

Officers with the Traffic Division responded to the crash and learned that the Natchitoches Police Department patrol car was travelling west on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive with their emergency lights and sirens activated. As the police car approached Lafayette Street a black Chevrolet S.U.V. pulled into the roadway and crashed into the officers’ car causing them to collide with a tree. The black Chevrolet S.U.V. then fled the area prior to other officers’ arrival.

Both officers in the patrol car were transported to the Natchitoches Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

The Natchitoches Police Department would like to ask the public to be on the lookout for a black Chevrolet S.U.V. with damage to the driver’s side front fender. The crash remains under investigation.

If you would like to report suspicious activity or have any additional information in regards to this crash contact the Natchitoches Police Department at (318) 352-8101. Remember all information given shall remain confidential.

How to report an anonymous tip via Natchitoches Crime Stoppers:

You can also report a tip anonymously by calling Natchitoches Crime Stoppers at (318) 238-2388. All tips remain confidential and the caller can receive a cash reward up to $2,000 for the arrest of an offender.