LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) — UPDATE, Sept. 29, 10:20 a.m.: The victim of Tuesday morning’s fatal bike crash was identified by Lafayette Police as 22-year-old Ty Clark of Duson.
According to LPD, at approximately 5:46 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 28, a Dodge Challenger was traveling north on the Evangeline Thruway when it struck a bicycle that crossed in front of it. It is unknown why the bicyclist crossed into traffic.
Alcohol was determined to not be a factor for the driver of the vehicle.
Clark was pronounced dead on the scene.
ORIGINAL, Sept. 28, 8:44 a.m.: A bicyclist was pronounced dead after being struck by a vehicle in the 2100 block of NE Evangeline Throughway.
Sr. Cpl. Bridgette Dugas with the Lafayette Police Department confirmed that the Thruway is now open to traffic.
Details are sparse at this time, but we will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.