Update: Man arrested after fatal hit-and-run crash on Louisiana highway
LAFOURCHE PARISH- A man arrested Saturday has been accused of fatally hitting a bicyclist then fleeing the scene.
Louisiana State Police say the crash happened before dawn Saturday on a highway near Des Allemands, about 30 miles southwest of New Orleans.
Police say 60-year-old Michael Atkinson of Allemands was traveling east on the shoulder of U.S. 90, close to the right edge of the road when his bicycle was hit from behind by a driver who had drifted onto the shoulder. Atkinson was pronounced dead on the scene.
Investigators found the suspected vehicle to be a 2002 GMC Envoy with damage on the front. The Envoy was registered to 29-year-old Juan Lujan of Luling, Louisiana.
Troopers arrested Lujan Saturday evening. He was charged with felony hit-and-run driving, improper lane usage, no driver's license, and falsified inspection sticker.
Lujan was booked into the Lafourche Parish Dentention Center.
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