A Cyclist is killed Saturday night while riding down Perkins Road

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Sunday, January 22, 2012 - 7:10pm

Baton Rouge Police say someone was killed while riding their bike down Perkins Road.

Police officers say Nathaniel Crowson was hit in the 6100 block of Perkins Road while riding bikes with a friend.

That's when the driver of a small car came up behind the bikers and ran over the two.

Crowson died immediately.

The other cyclist was transported to a local hospital suffering from lower body injuries.

The driver of that car, Joseph Branch, 28, is in jail tonight on his 2nd DWI, charges of Vehicular Homicide and Negligent Injury, and Reckless Operation.

Police officers say this accident is still under investigation.

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