State Police seeking public assistance in hit and run fatality

State Police seeking public assistance in hit and run fatality

Incident leaves pedestrian dead

Arkansas State Police Arkansas State Troopers are asking for the assistance of anyone who may have information relating to a Nevada County pedestrian hit and run that left a Nevada County man dead.

The body of James Matthew Langston, 23, of Rosston was discovered Sunday morning, Jan. 31, 2016, about 4:30 a.m. An ongoing investigation leads State Troopers to believe a vehicle traveling eastbound along State Highway 32, three miles west of Bodcaw, about 500 feet west of the Little Bodcaw Creek Bridge, struck Langston and fled the scene.

Langston’s body is being examined at the Arkansas Crime Laboratory to collect evidence that may assist Highway Patrol State Troopers and Special Agents of the department’s Criminal Investigation Division identify a suspect vehicle.

Anyone who may have been traveling State Highway 32 between 4 AM and 4:30 a.m.

Saturday night (predawn Sunday) and witnessed anything unusual or persons who may know anything about a suspect vehicle with fresh damage seen on Sunday is asked to contact Arkansas State Police, Highway Patrol Troop G, by calling (870) 777- 4641.

From Bill Sadler