Bicyclist killed after accident in Tchefuncte Estates

Covington, La.  -The St. Tammany Sheriff's office is looking into the death of a 58 year bicyclist who was hit by a car in Tchefuncte Estates.

The victim has been identified as 58 year old Raymond Unland, Jr.  Sheriff's officials say Unland was a tri athlete.

The accident happened over the weekend while Unland was riding his bicycle Sunday afternoon around 2:30 PM on Riverland Drive in Tchefuncte Estates, just outside of Covington.

Unland was reportedly struck head-on by a Jeep Wrangler, driven by a 16-year-old boy whose name is not being released because of his age.

Unland was transported to St. Tammany Parish Hospital and was then airlifted to University Hospital in New Orleans, where he died Monday from his injuries.

The Sheriff's Office says it is not believed that alcohol or speed played a part in the crash. However, officials say the incident is still under investigation.  No citations have been issued at this time.