Bayou Region Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons involved in a hit-and-run crash that claimed the life of Derek J. Rivere on September 8, 2011.
At approximately 3:08 A.M. that morning, Louisiana State Police Troop C responded to and investigated a hit-and-run fatal crash on LA 1 in the St. Charles Community south of Thibodaux, LA. Rivere, a 23-year-old man from Mount Olive, Mississippi, was killed in the crash.
Rivere was apparently lying in the southbound lane of LA 1 prior to being struck by the first vehicle. Warren Hebert, Jr. of Raceland was driving southbound on LA 1 when he noticed Rivere and attempted to avoid him, but he was unable to do so and partially struck Riveres lower extremities. Hebert and another witness stopped and attempted to warn other motorists about the crash to no avail. Two other unknown vehicles also struck Rivere and continued southbound on LA 1. Rivere received fatal injuries in the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Lafourche Parish Coroners Office. No charges were filed against Hebert.
It is believed that Rivere may have been hit around or prior to 2:30 A.M. that morning, before Hebert and the subsequent vehicles came into contact with him.
Anyone with information about either of the vehicles involved in the hit-and-run that claimed the life of Derek J. Rivere is asked to call Bayou Region Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SHERIFF (1-800-743-7433) or by texting GIVEATIP plus your message to 274637. Callers can remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 in cash.