Bicyclist struck, killed crossing highway

Bicyclist struck, killed crossing highway

GRAY, LA (WVUE) - A bicyclist died after being struck by a car on LA 24 Friday night.

According the State Police, 55-year-old Richard Barnes attempted to cross both lanes of LA 24, near LA 316 on his bike. While crossing, Barnes went into the path of a GMC pickup truck driven by 70-year-old Dale Jackson. Jackson struck Barnes with his truck and Barnes died from his injuries after being taken to the hospital. Jackson was no injured in the accident.

State Police suspect that Barnes was under the influence of alcohol and routine toxicology tests are pending. Jackson submitted to a breath test and was cleared of any suspicions of driving drunk.

The crash remains under investigation.

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