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State Police say a bicylist was killed in a hit-and-run crash on Friday evening in St. Landry Parish

PORT BARRE, La (ENN)-- State Police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run crash that occurred around 8:30pm on Friday night in Port Barre.

Daniel Craig Leger, 54, of Port Barre, was struck and killed while riding his bike on LA Hwy 103 near Alex Stoute Road, police say.


Leger was traveling north on LA 103 near the fog line when his bicycle was struck from behind by an unknown northbound vehicle. The impact caused Leger to be ejected from the bicycle.

The unknown vehicle continued northbound on LA 103 as it fled from the scene. Leger was wearing dark-colored clothing, and the bicycle was equipped with a red flashing LED light.


Leger was transported to a local hospital, where he ultimately succumbed to his injuries. Impairment is unknown at this time, but a standard toxicology sample was submitted for analysis.


Troopers urge anyone with any information to contact Louisiana State Police Troop I at (337) 262-5880, or their local law enforcement agency. No piece of information should be considered insignificant.


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