BRPD investigating fatal hit-and-run on Nicholson Drive

BATON ROUGE– Baton Rouge police traffic homicide detectives are investigating a fatal hit-and-run crash that occurred Wednesday night.

Officials say the crash between a pedestrian and unknown vehicle happened at around 8:30 p.m in the 3000 block of southbound Nicholson Drive.

Authorities say Shelton Morgan, 42, was standing in the median on Nicholson Drive between the north and southbound lanes. For reasons unknown, Morgan stepped into the southbound lanes and the vehicle hit him.

First responders transported him to a local hospital where he was pronunced dead.

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