Bicyclist reportedly struck, killed on LA-1 early Friday morning
PLAQUEMINE - A bicyclist was struck and killed in a crash on LA-1 early Friday morning.
Sources say the crash happened around 4:45 a.m. Friday on LA-1 sin Plaquemine. Jeross Banks, 41, of Plaquemine was reportedly riding his bike on the highway when he was hit from behind by a Dodge Ram.
Banks died on the scene.
One lane of LA-1 was shut down while law enforcement responded to the crash. The roadway was fully reopened shortly after 7 a.m..
"Louisiana State Troopers wish to remind bicyclists to never assume that a motorist can see you," read the press release from Louisiana State Police. "Simple precautions such as wearing an approved bicycle helmet, reflective materials, and avoiding distractions are key to preventing crashes and avoiding injuries. Louisiana law requires bicyclists to remain as close to the right side of the roadway as practicable and obey all traffic laws."