Unidentified bicyclist killed in Ascension Parish crash over the weekend

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — After being struck by a pickup truck, an unidentified bicyclist died Friday night on La. Highway 74 in Ascension Parish.

A Ford F-150 was driving behind the bicyclist and, for reasons still under investigation, struck the bicyclist, according to Louisiana State Police.

The bicyclist sustained severe injuries and died after being transported to a local hospital.

The pickup truck driver, who was properly restrained, was not injured.

A toxicology sample was taken from the driver to help determine if he or she was impaired. The investigation is ongoing.

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