NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A bicyclist is dead following a Monday night hit-and-run in the Marigny.
The incident happened around 10:30 p.m. Monday in the 600 block of Elysian Fields Avenue.
Officers say that the bicyclist was traveling lake-bound in the far right lane near the shoulder when he was struck by an unknown vehicle.
The bicyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. His name has not been released at this time.
Police say the vehicle that hit him was described as a dark-colored small or mid-size SUV with possible damage to the front passenger's side bumper, hood and windshield.
The investigation is ongoing. An autopsy is being conducted to determine the exact cause of death.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.