Bicyclist, 52, killed in Marigny collision with 18-wheeler - FOX 8 WVUE New Orleans News, Weather, Sports

Bicyclist, 52, killed in Marigny collision with 18-wheeler

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NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

A 52-year-old bicyclist is dead following a collision with an 18-wheeler on Thursday afternoon in Marigny.

Officers say that the incident happened around 1:40 p.m. Thursday near the intersection of Saint Claude Avenue and Elysian Fields Avenue.

The bicyclist was traveling westbound on Saint Claude Avenue when he collided with the truck. The 52-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.

A witness has identified the victim as Geric Geeck. According to the witness, Geek was riding in the bike lane on St. Clause crossing Elysian Fields. At this time, the witness says a truck ran him over when making a legal wide-right turn from the center lane. 

No citations have been issued. Blood and alcohol tests are pending and the Orleans Parish Coroner will conduct an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death. 

The investigation is ongoing.   

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