Car Fluid Trail Leads Troopers To Suspect In Deadly Hit-And-Run

SLIDELL, La. -- A trail leading from a crash scene to a home lead state troopers to the man they say hit and killed a bicyclist Saturday, before trying to get rid of his body and leaving the scene.

Troopers said shortly before 11 p.m. Saturday, they were called to the intersection of US 190 and Christa Drive by a someone who said they saw a body there.

Troopers said that night, 59-year-old Calvin Lefort Jr was riding his bike on US 190, when he was hit from behind by a car driven by 48-year-old Larry Kellett.

Authorities said Kellett stopped on the shoulder of the road and dislodged Leforts' body from his windshield, dumping the man near a ditch before driving off. Officials said Lefort was brought to an area hospital, where he died a short time later.

Troopers said they were able to follow a trail of vehicle fluid to the home of Kellett's girlfriend, where Kellett admitted his involvement in the wreck. Officials said a voluntary breath sample did not show any alcohol in Kellett's system at the time. 

Kellett was arrested and faces various charges, including negligent homicide, driving under suspension and felony hit-and-run.

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