LSP identifies bicyclist killed in Ascension Parish crash


Louisiana State Police

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — A bicyclist was killed on Friday night in Ascension Parish.

The bicyclist died after being hit by a Ford F-150.

The Louisiana State Police is identifying the bicyclist as Donald Lacaze, 67, of Gonzales.

LSP is offering this advice to bicyclists:

Louisiana State Police would like to take this opportunity to remind bicyclists to never assume that a motorist can see you. Simple precautions such as wearing an approved bicycle helmet, reflective materials, and avoiding distractions are key to preventing crashes. Louisiana law requires bicyclists to remain as close to the right side of the roadway as possible and obey all traffic laws. No person shall operate any bicycle on a state highway, parish road, or city street any time between sunset and sunrise unless the bicycle is equipped with lamps and reflectors.

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