Victim’s Family Pleads for Information on Calcasieu Hit-and-Run
Posted on Apr 17, 2014
The family of local jokester and father of two, Justin “Blazze” Brown, is desperately seeking any information regarding the tragic hit-and-run that cut his life short. Mystery surrounds the fatal accident, as sources claim that for unknown reasons, the 26-year-old was lying in the middle of the street when he was then struck, killed and abandoned.
The accident occurred in South Lake Charles, at the intersection of West Tank Farm Road and Tuna Lake. A white, older model car traveling east on West Tank, struck Brown around 5:30 a.m. on Sunday morning. The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office made a statement that the Sunday morning fog may have contributed to the accident by preventing the driver from being able to see the young man in the street. It could also explain why the driver didn’t stop, as he may have thought he hit an inanimate object, not a human being.
Brown’s family doesn’t believe that he was lying in the street when he was struck and urges anyone who may have witnessed the accident to come forward. Justin’s aunt, Ms. Kelly Brown, has made the following statement:
"I was there all morning when the coroner came out there and from where his shoes were... if he was lying in the middle of the street, somebody had to get out and take his shoes off and his hat off, because they were scattered here and there.”
She further stated that they (his family) know the incident was an accident, and plead to the people who were involved to come forward and shed light on what actually took place.
The investigation will remain on-going at present, and anyone with information is encouraged to call CPSO at 491-7926.
Our thoughts and sympathies go out to Brown family and friends. We sincerely hope that the people involved are now aware of what happened and will come forward with information to bring peace to his family.