Police: bicyclist struck, killed by drunk driver

GRAY, LA (WVUE) - A bicyclist in Terrebonne Parish was killed this morning in a hit-and-run car crash.

Police say that on Aug. 2 around 5 a.m. a white male was riding his bike down LA 24 near Mobile Estates, along the white fog line, when he was struck by a 2007 Kia Sedona traveling north in the inside lane.

According to police, 29-year-old Grant Luke of Houma was driving the car. After the initial impact the bicyclist was thrown onto the windshield and then onto the shoulder of the roadway. Luke fled the scene of the crash, but police say they located him after he attempted suicide at his residence.

The bicyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say the bike did not have any illuminated devices, but was traveling down a straight away with street lights.

Luke submitted to a breath test and was above the legal limit. Routine toxicology tests are pending for the bicyclist.

Luke is being held in the Terrebonne Parish Criminal Justice Complex on charges of Vehicular Homicide, 2nd Offense DWI, Felony Hit and Run and Careless Operation.

The crash remains under investigation.

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