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Officials identify bicyclist killed in hit and run after leaving work

1 month 4 days 3 hours ago Wednesday, May 12 2021 May 12, 2021 May 12, 2021 11:55 AM May 12, 2021 in News
Source: WBRZ
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DENHAM SPRINGS - A bicyclist was found dead after what appeared to be a hit-and-run crash, Livingston Parish officials said.

Deputies were notified of a body found on the side of Buddy Ellis Road around 7 a.m. Monday. The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office believe the crash likely happened sometime after midnight.

The sheriff's office identified the victim as Jacob Chalker, 21. Chalker was last seen leaving work off Juban Road on his bicycle late Sunday night, according to investigators.

Authorities believe he was hit by a vehicle, but no one called for help.

The sheriff's office said Wednesday that a person had come forward and is currently cooperating with deputies working on the case. It wasn't immediately clear whether that person was the driver who struck Chalker.

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