UPDATE: Police identify bicyclist struck, killed on Evangeline Thruway

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LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY)- UPDATE: Police have identified the victim struck and killed on the Evangeline Thruway Wednesday night as 48-year-old Billy LeBlanc.

At about 11:30 p.m. Leblanc was riding a bicycle across the southbound lanes of the thruway when he was fatally struck. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

This investigation is ongoing, police said.

ORIGINAL: A bicyclist was killed late Wednesday when he was struck by a vehicle on the Evangeline Thruway near Chalmette.

According to Lafayette Police Spokesperson Sgt. Wayne Griffin, police responded to the incident around 10:30 p.m.

He said all southbound lanes of the Thruway are closed until further notice.

The victim, so far, has not been identified.

The driver of the vehicle is cooperating with police, Griffin said.

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