Darryl Whittington booked in hit-and-run death

Jun 10, 2008 | Posted by: pragmatist | Full story: www.2theadvocate.com

A state trooper on routine patrol discovered a disabled pickup truck that investigators later traced to a fatal hit-and-run crash in West Feliciana Parish Friday night, a State Police spokesman said.

Trooper Johnnie Brown said troopers booked Darryl E. Whittington, 44, 4823 Lois Drive, Zachary, early Monday with hit-and-run driving and vehicular homicide.

Angela Davis Guins, 39, of St. Francisville died at about 11:30 p.m. Friday when she was hit by a vehicle as she walked along U.S. 61 near the entrance to River Bend nuclear power plant.

Brown said a trooper patrolling in the East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana and West Feliciana Parish area on Saturday noticed a white pickup truck on private property that appeared to be abandoned. The truck had not been reported as stolen, however, and the trooper continued his patrols.

West Feliciana Parish Sheriff J. Austin Daniel said the truck began losing coolant as a result of it striking the woman and the driver parked it when the vehicle began to overheat.

The trooper learned of the hit-and-run fatality on Sunday and that investigators were looking for a General Motors truck with damage similar to what the trooper had observed on the abandoned vehicle.

The investigating troopers obtained a search warrant for the vehicle after learning the owner’s identity and found that debris remaining at the scene was once part of Whittington’s truck, Brown said.

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Mary R

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Darryl,
I have known you for a long time and I am not sure what happened or why but I know deep in my heart you would have never done anything to intentionally hurt anyone or anything. I am also a firm believer that everything that happens is part of Gods plan, even when we don't understand why it happens. I can not imagine what you and your kids must be going thru. I feel the pain of the young ladys family also and my prayers go out to both sides. If you need to talk or a shoulder to cry on, you know I am here for you. Same to you DJ. Love you guys and don't lose faith. God never sleeps...
Mary R.
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Brian

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Jun 14, 2008
 
Darryl,
The fact that you ran from the scene of the crime shows that you were guilty of something else that night. If you were Driving While Intoxicated, I'm sure that will come out and I hope the lives of this beautiful woman and her 18 month old daughter,grandparents,aunts,un cles,cousins and friends will live with you forever. I will keep updated on the trial and will fly 800 miles for the verdict.
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Jun 21, 2008
 
What is the middle name of the hit and run driver?

“Time flies like an arrow...”

Since: Mar 07

"fruit flies like a banana"

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Jun 22, 2008
 
Pokie wrote:
What is the middle name of the hit and run driver?
The press release from the Louisiana State Police doesn't list a middle name.

http://www.lsp.org/lspnewsr.nsf/e189335b52f95...
amy

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obviously you have nothing better to do with your life, that you get some sick pleasure of others pain.
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Jul 30, 2008
 
I knew Angie as a teenager. She was full of life and was a great friend. I will always remember her. May she rest in peace.
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When someone drives drunk they knowingly drive impaired therefor it is a meant action. Meaning...you are choosing to not only break the law but put others peoples lives at risk. So how is that not intentionally hurting someone?

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Oct 15, 2008
 
David wrote:
When someone drives drunk they knowingly drive impaired therefor it is a meant action. Meaning...you are choosing to not only break the law but put others peoples lives at risk. So how is that not intentionally hurting someone?
David,
You are so right, but my heart does go out to Mr. Whittington and his family and don't forget Ms. Guins family. We all make bad discissions that we eventually regret. God knows I do. Let's grow from our mistakes and try to do the right thing.
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Oct 28, 2008
 
Not everyone regrets their gross mistakes because most dwi cases are repeat offenders. Regret does not eat away at most of these people because they don't remember what happened. Doing the right thing is jail time. We have become a world of plea bargains and slaps on the wrist. It's a damn shame.
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Jul 25, 2009
 
Does anyone know what if any sentence darryl received.
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Nov 28, 2010
 
Just heard this weekend that he didn't get jail time. Probation, community service, blah blah blah. He stopped the truck to see what he hit and said he thought it was a deer. He was not caught the night of the accident so testing for alcohol was out.

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