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Bicyclist dies from injuries after being struck in hit-and-run crash in Lafayette Parish

LAFAYETTE PARISH- Around 11pm on Tuesday, March 8, a hit-and-run crash involving a bicyclist occurred in the 200 block of Louisiana Highway 723 (Brothers Road) in Lafayette Parish.

Stoney R. Loup, 57, of Lafayette died from his injuries resulting in the crash.

Loup was riding a bicycle southbound on LA 723 when he was struck from behind by an unknown vehicle. After the collision, the unknown vehicle fled the scene. Loup, after having been struck, was ejected from the bicycle onto the west shoulder of the roadway. He was later transported to a local hospital in non-critical condition.

With assistance from the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office, State Police were able to identify the vehicle used in the hit-and-run as a 2011 GMC Sierra. Shortly after the crash, Troopers arrested 40-year-old Vontraya L. Leday, the registered owner of the Sierra, for Felony Hit and Run.

After days in the hospital, Loup died on March 15th from his injuries. This crash remains under investigation.