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Cyclist dies after struck by hit and run driver

2 years 4 days 13 hours ago May 24, 2015 May 24, 2015 Sunday, May 24 2015 May 24, 2015 12:26 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Caroline McDougall

BATON ROUGE - Police are looking for a hit and run driver after a cyclist was struck and killed on Airline Hwy Saturday.

Investigators say Fredrick Harris, 49, died at a local hospital after he was hit by a car while he was riding his bicycle westbound around 7:30 p.m. Police say Harris tried to cross multiple travel lanes on the highway.

Police believe either a blue or green Pontiac car hit Harris while the car was travelling south on Airline Hwy. Police also say the car could be an older model with large wheels and damage to the front passenger side of the vehicle.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to contact police.

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