67-year-old bicyclist struck from behind, killed in fatal crash in Ascension Parish


FILE – This Sept. 25, 2020, file photo, shows a Louisiana State Police vehicle in Louisiana. New court filings show Louisiana State Police troopers joked in a group text about beating a Black man after a high-speed chase last year, saying the beating would give the man “nightmares for a long time.” The May 2020 arrest of Antonio Harris bears strong resemblance to the State Police pursuit a year earlier that ended in the still-unexplained death of Ronald Greene. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

GONZALES, La. (WGNO) — The Louisiana State Police reported a fatal crash involving a bicyclist on Louisiana Highway 74 at the Interstate 10 overpass in Ascension Parish on Friday night.

Shortly after 11 p.m., Troop A began investigating the incident that claimed the life of 67-year-old Donald Lacaze of Gonzales. The initial report shows the bicyclist was struck from behind by a 2011 Ford F-150 while bot were traveling southbound on the highway.

The bicyclist was transported to the hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries.

The driver of the vehicle was not injured in the crash.

A toxicology samples were taken from both the bicyclist and the driver for analysis.

The crash remains under investigation.

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