Lewiston man was lying in road before fatal hit and run


LEWISTON — A local man who was killed in a hit-and-run accident Sunday morning was lying in the road when he was struck, police said.

Louie J. St. Pierre, 48, of Lewiston, was pronounced dead at Central Maine Medical Center after he was taken there by United Ambulance, according to Lewiston police.

St. Pierre was hit on Pleasant Street near the intersection of Mitchell Street around 12:30 a.m. Witnesses described the vehicle that left the scene as a white or light colored SUV.

Lt. David St. Pierre, who is not related to the man who was killed, said Lewiston police received a call about a man lying in the road at 12:24 a.m. Sunday. He said a witness had stopped to check on the man and was talking to him when she heard a car coming.


“The witness tried to alert the car of his presence to no avail. The car hit him and continued on,” he said. “We’re trying to locate the driver of the vehicle … We’re also trying to determine why he was in the roadway to start with.”

Police are waiting on toxicology tests to determine whether St. Pierre was under the influence at the time. 

“There’s very little information that the witness can offer as to his state of mind or why he was there or if he had any preexisting injuries,” David St. Pierre said.

He urged anyone with information about the incident to contact Lewiston police.

“We’d like to hear their side of the story,” he said. “If anybody knows anything or saw anything, we’d love to hear from them.”


Police say a man was killed in the center of Pleasant Street just east of Mitchell Street in Lewiston early Sunday morning. Pleasant Street was closed between Mitchell Street and Alfred A Plourde Parkway while police investigated. (Daryn Slover/Sun Journal)

  • bob Mennealy

    I hope they quickly catch who ever did this.

  • Alicia STPIERRE39

    Since this has happened to my family we have not heard a word about my brothers case and the the person that is on the case we have not heard anything from him. When the news got this and the media got a hole of it they only put it in the news for a couple days and then stop showing it on the news. All my family wants is answers and we are not getting any it’s very hard for us. And they need to put it out there again on the news and keep sharing it untill we get are questions answered and untill this person is found so please please keep putting it out there this person can not get away with hitting someone and running over them and killing them they don’t deserve to be driving or walking or even getting away with what they did how can they not turn themselves in they had to know they killed a man on december 3 of 2017.