Louisiana Authorities Searching for Hit-and-Run Driver that Struck and Killed Bicyclist on LA 1126

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Published June 06, 2022

Louisiana Authorities Searching for Hit-and-Run Driver that Struck and Killed Bicyclist on LA 1126

Louisiana – Louisiana State Police reported that on June 6, 2022, at approximately 8:30 a.m., LSP Troop D was notified of a fatal hit and run involving a bicyclist on LA Hwy 1126 just west of Farm Supply Road in Jefferson Davis Parish. Jerry W. Hughes, 73, of Welsh, died in the crash. Hughes was riding his bicycle east on LA 1126 when he was struck from behind by a vehicle traveling east. After colliding with Hughes, the vehicle fled the scene.

Hughes died as a result of his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. A toxicology sample was taken from Hughes, which will be analyzed. This collision is still being investigated.

The suspect vehicle is described as a small white SUV with hood damage and significant windshield damage. Troopers are requesting the public’s help in locating the hit-and-run vehicle and driver. Anyone with information about the crash should call the Louisiana State Police Troop D office at 337-491-2513.

In 2022, Troop D investigated 10 fatal crashes that resulted in 11 deaths.