Police have identified 48-year-old Louie J. St. Pierre as the man killed in a Lewiston hit-and-run early Sunday morning.

St. Pierre, of Lewiston, was stuck but not immediately killed by an SUV on Pleasant Street just after 12:30 a.m. Sunday, according to Lewiston police. He later died of his injuries after being taken to the hospital.

The vehicle, believed to be a light-colored SUV, fled the scene, a witness told police.

That witness, an unidentified female, spotted St. Pierre lying in the mostly residential road moments before he was hit, according to Lewiston Det. David St. Pierre.

She called police at 12:38 a.m., after she stopped her car to check on his welfare, he said. While she was on the line with dispatchers, the suspected SUV struck St. Pierre in the roadway at it was headed toward the city’s downtown.

When police arrived, they transported St. Pierre to Central Maine Medical Center, where he died, police said.

Meanwhile, authorities are reconstructing the collision, including retracing St. Pierre’s movement to determine why he was lying in the road before he was struck and killed.

Police are still searching for the responsible driver, and are asking the public to provide information about the incident to Det. St. Pierre at (207) 513-3001, ext. 3323.

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Callie Ferguson

Callie Ferguson is an investigative reporter for the Bangor Daily News. She writes about criminal justice, police and housing.