APSO is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Joseph Robert Lessard, 26, in connection with a hit and run fatality that occurred just before midnight on April 16.

According to witnesses, the victim was struck and killed by a vehicle on Moody Dixon Road in Prairieville.

The vehicle was seen leaving the area and was later located by deputies. Lessard is wanted by the APSO for 1 Count of Negligent Homicide and 1 Count of Hit and Run.

The victim’s information is being withheld at this time until family members are notified.

Anyone with information on this case is urged to contact the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office at 225-621- INFO (4636) or by texting 847411 to our anonymous tip line from any cellular device or Crime Stoppers at 225-344- STOP (7867). To be eligible for a cash reward, you must contact Greater Baton Rouge Crime Stoppers immediately.

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