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Teen bicyclist struck, killed in Tangipahoa

4 months 1 week 4 days ago Monday, June 11 2018 Jun 11, 2018 June 11, 2018 3:06 PM June 11, 2018 in News
Source: WBRZ

TICKFAW - A crash involving a bicyclist has claimed the life of a 17-year-old.

Louisiana State Police say troopers were called to the scene of a crash around 5:20 a.m. Monday on LA 1064 near Milton Road.

Troopers say 17-year-old Tremaine Hughes of Ponchatoula was riding a Huffy mountain-style bicycle in the westbound lane of LA 1064 when he was struck by a 2005 Buick Lacrosse driven by 24-year-old William Eugene Burris of Hammond. 

Officials say Hughes' bike was not equipped with safety lights, and he was not wearing a helmet. The right front bumper of the Lacrosse crashed into the bicycle, and Hughes was ejected. 

Hughes was transported to a local hospital where he later died.

Police do not suspect impairment to be a factor in the crash.

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