NEW ORLEANS– The NOPD is investigating a hit-and-traffic fatality that happened Thursday evening at the intersection of Canal and North Rendon Streets.
Investigators say that shortly after 7:00 p.m.. a bicyclist was traveling northbound on Canal Street when he was hit from behind by and SUV that fled the scene.
That’s when they say that the 60-year-old male victim was thrown from the bicycle.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police say that the vehicle involved in this crash is believed to be a 2016 to 2020 model Jeep Grand Cherokee.
It will probably have front-end, windshield and headlight damage.
The color is unknown.
If you have any information about the fatal crash, call CRIMESTOPPERS at (504) 822-1111.