A hit and run crash on LA 92 at Mermentau Road east of Milton has claimed the life of a Youngsville man and left Troopers searching for a suspect vehicle.
At 7:03 a.m., Troopers were notified of a white male and a bicycle in the south ditch of LA 92 at Mermentau Road. Preliminary investigation revealed 30-year-old Lon Lomas of Youngsville was traveling east on LA 92 on a bicycle and was struck from behind by an unknown vehicle.
The bicycle and Lomas came to rest in the south ditch of LA 92. Lomas received fatal injuries as a result of the crash and was pronounced dead on scene by the Lafayette Parish Coroner’s Office.
It is unknown if impairment was a factor in the crash; however, routine toxicology samples were taken and sent to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis.
Troopers are continuing the investigation and urge anyone with further information regarding this incident to contact Troop I at 337-262-5880.
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