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Bicyclist dead after being struck by 18-wheeler

7 months 1 week 3 days ago March 17, 2016 Mar 17, 2016 Thursday, March 17 2016 March 17, 2016 3:51 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Kevin Dupuy

BATON ROUGE – Baton Rouge Police Traffic Homicide is investigating a deadly crash involving a bicyclist and an 18-wheeler in Baton Rouge Thursday.

According to BRPD, an 80-year-old Elwyn Pate was riding a bicycle northbound in the southbound lane of Plank Road when he was struck by an 18-wheeler turning onto Plank Road from Byron Street around 10:30 a.m. Thursday.

Investigators say the man died on the scene. No charges are expected to be filed against the driver of the 18 wheeler. The crash is still under investigation.

This is a developing story. Stay tuned to WBRZ News 2 online and on Facebook and Twitter for updates as new information becomes available.

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