Hit and run driver responsible for death of Hammond bicyclist

Hit and run driver responsible for death of Hammond bicyclist

POSTED: Monday, November 12, 2012 - 10:30am

UPDATED: Monday, November 12, 2012 - 10:34am

Shortly after dawn on Sunday, Nov. 11, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L discovered a fatal hit and run crash scene on LA 445 approximately two miles north of U.S. 190 in Tangipahoa Parish. The crash took the life of a 58 year old Hammond bicyclist and is expected to have occurred sometime before midnight yesterday evening.

Troopers’ investigation revealed that the crash occurred as the bicyclist was traveling north on LA 445 when it was stuck from behind by an unknown maroon colored sedan. After impact, the suspect vehicle fled northbound on LA 445 leaving the bicyclist lying on the east shoulder of the roadway. Troopers are currently working to locate next of kin for the victim at which time the victim’s identity will be released.

Troopers are actively searching for the hit and run vehicle believed to be a maroon colored sedan, possibly a Saturn, with damage to its right front bumper, quarter panel, and windshield.

Anyone with information regarding the crash is urged to contact Troop L at (985) 893-6250.

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