LIVINGSTON, La. (The Livingston Parish News) – A Walker cyclist has died after reportedly turning his bicycle onto a major highway early Thursday afternoon in the Town of Livingston, according to Louisiana State Police.
“Troopers from LSP Troop A began investigating a fatal crash involving a bicyclist on Hwy. 190 west of LA Hwy. 63 in Livingston Parish” shortly before 2 p.m., according to Troop A spokesman Taylor J. Scrantz.
59-year-old Garry Courtney died in this accident.
In a statement, Scrantz said “the crash occurred as Courtney was riding his bicycle westbound on the west shoulder of U.S. Hwy. 190. At the same time, a 1999 Chevrolet Silverado was traveling in the same direction on U.S. Hwy. 190 behind Courtney.”
Scrantz stated that the bicyclist turned left quickly which put him in the path of the Chevrolet.
The Chevrolet then hit Courtney who sustained serious injuries in this collision.
LSP says Courtney “was transported to a local hospital, where he ultimately succumbed to his injuries.”
The driver of the Chevrolet was wearing a seat belt and did not sustain any injuries, according to Scrantz.
Toxicology samples were taken from both individuals.
The investigation into this crash remains ongoing.
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