- Associated Press - Thursday, May 12, 2016

HAMMOND, La. (AP) - Louisiana State Police are searching for the drivers of two vehicles that struck and killed a skateboarder in Tangipahoa Parish.

Trooper Dustin Dwight said in a news release the accident happened Wednesday night on University Avenue in Hammond.

Dwight says 26-year-old Erin Gerhard of Independence was riding his skateboard in the westbound lane when he was struck by the first vehicle. After the impact, Dwight says Gerhard was knocked into another westbound lane, where he was struck by another vehicle. He says both vehicles fled the scene.

Dwight says Gerhard was pronounced dead at the scene.

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