Bicyclist killed in Gray
Gray, La. -- A bicyclist was killed in a hit and run crash on La. 24 at about 5 a.m. Saturday, a news release from Louisiana State Police Troop C stated.
The bicyclist, who was not identified, was traveling north on La. 24 near Mobile Estates in Gray, the news release stated.
The bicycle was traveling in the inside lane of La. 24 near the white fog line when it was struck from the rear by a 2007 Kia Sedona traveling north on La. 24 in the inside lane, police said.
The Kia was being driven by Grant Luke, 29, of Houma, police said. After the initial impact, the bicyclist was ejected into the windshield of the Kia and then onto the shoulder of the roadway, police said.
The Kia fled the scene of the crash, but Luke was later located and placed under arrest after an attempted suicide at his residence, police said.
The bicyclist was pronounced dead on the scene by a Terrebonne Parish Coroner’s Office representative.
Police said it is unknown if Luke was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, but he was not injured in the crash.
The bicycle involved in the crash did not have any kind of illuminated devices on the bicycle, but was traveling in a straight away with street lights.
Luke submitted to a breath test after his arrest and was above the legal limit of .08g percent, police said. Alcohol use is unknown at this time and routine toxicology tests are pending for the bicyclist, police said.
Luke was transported to the Terrebonne Parish Criminal Justice Complex where he was booked. Luke was charged with vehicular homicide, 2nd offense DWI, felony hit and run and careless operation, police said.