Student charged in hit-and-run
A 22-year-old Louisiana Tech University student was charged with hit-and-run driving Oct. 28 in the case where a female student was hit in a campus pedestrian crosswalk.
Brittain Travis White, a junior electrical engineering major, reportedly told police that he was involved in the incident that occurred about 7:20 p.m. Oct. 26 in the crosswalk near Mitchell Hall.
As the victim was crossing the road to go to the Unity Step Show, part of the Homecoming Week festivities, she was sideswiped by a car, police said.
A Tech police officer saw the accident and rendered aid to the student while White left the scene, police said.
The student reportedly suffered several broken ribs and a punctured lung, and she is now recovering in a Shreveport hospital.
Police have not released the victim’s name.
Tech Police sent out notifications last week describing the suspected vehicle, a 1996 or ’97 Mazda Millenia, to law enforcement in surrounding cities as well as to students.
White turned himself in to Tech police about 2 a.m. Oct. 28.
According to the police report, White said he was going to the step show in his 1999 Mazda Millenia and was running late to pick up a friend.