Family demands justice in fatal hit and run

OUACHITA PARISH, La. (KNOE) - The family of a man who was hit and killed on his bicycle wants answers.

"Why didn't you stop and call for help? You could've called for help,” said Lakeshia Jones, while fighting back tears.

41-year-old Stanquan Young was crossing the northbound lanes of Hwy 165 at Langford Drive on his bike Monday night, when he was hit by a car heading north.

His younger brother Demarico remembers the day he found out his brother was killed.

"I was sleep. I woke up to a knock on the door. Unbelievable," said Young.

This portion of 165 has a deadly history. Multiple people have been killed along this highway within the past year alone. Young's former girlfriend Lakeshia Jones says, Stanquan was actually hit by a car near the same spot two years ago.

But through the pain, they both smile from the memories Stanquan left behind.

"He would come home from work and if you were feeling down he would lift you up. He would call himself Ric Flair. The baddest man in the movie. He would always have you smiling. No matter what," said Jones. "Guaranteed. You're going to leave with a smile."

The driver responsible for Young's death is still on the run. Police believe the vehicle could be a Mazda with damage to the left bumper or fog light area. The family now urging for the suspect to turn himself in.

"You can run but you can't hide. God sees and he knows all things. God knows exactly who did it."

“We're going to stay strong. We have to stay strong," said Young.

Young leaves behind a teenage son. His funeral is set for next Saturday.

If you have any information about this crime, you are asked to call Louisiana State Police Troop F at (318) 345-0000, or your local law enforcement agency.