Bicyclist struck & killed in Ascension Parish

Louisiana State Police troopers are investigating a wreck on Hwy. 61 south of La 73 that killed a bicyclist.

It happened on June 25, 2022 around 9:00 north of Germany Rd. in Ascension Parish.

Melvin White, 61, of Gonzales was killed in the crash.

The initial investigation shows White was headed west from a private drive entering Hwy. 61 when he was hit by a 2006 Toyota Camry traveling north on Hwy. 61.

At the same time, a 2020 Hyundai Kona was traveling behind the Toyota Camry in the left lane.

Prior to stopping, the Camry hit White in the roadway. White died on the scene.

Impairment is unknown for the bicyclist; however, routine toxicology will be performed by the Ascension Parish Coroner’s Office.

At the time of the collision, the bicyclist was wearing dark clothing, wasn’t wearing a helmet, and had no lights on his bicycle.

The driver of the Toyota and Hyundai were wearing seatbelts and did not sustain any injuries. This crash remains under investigation.

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