Hit-and-Run Accident Reported in Lake Charles, Suspect Arrested
A Kinder, La. man faces multiple charges in Lake Charles after a hit-and-run driving accident where he also fled the scene on foot.
The Lake Charles Police Department (LCPD) received a call on the morning of Tuesday, April 24, about someone driving a vehicle on the walking track at Prien Lake Park, located at 3700 W. Prien Lake Road. Witnesses then said the vehicle, a 2000 Lincoln Town Car, left the roadway and crashed into a ditch in the 3000 block of Henderson Bayou. The driver then fled on foot into a wooded area. LCPD reportedly responded to the crash while deputies from the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office tracked the driver of the Lincoln down.
According to the media release, it was two hours later when deputies located 35-year-old Cory Humphries (w/m) of Kinder, in the 4200 block of Locke Lane in Lake Charles. He was placed under arrest for narcotics-related charges and outstanding warrants. Humphries was also taken to a local hospital because of his speech patterns.
Humphries is facing charges of careless operation, hit-and-run, and driving under suspension.