NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Louisiana State Police identify the bicyclist killed in a hit and run on Earhart Expressway as 58 year old Otis A. Harris.
Troopers say Harris was riding a bicycle on Earhart Expressway near the Orleans Parish line when he was struck and killed by an unidentified vehicle early Wednesday morning.
Louisiana State Police were notified of a body lying in the roadway shortly before 2 a.m.
Troopers believe the victim was riding a bicycle south, near the shoulder of the road, and was struck from rear by the vehicle. Investigators say the victim was hit again by a 1998 or 1999 Toyota Avalon. Police say the Toyota will have front end damage as a result of the hit and run.
The investigation is ongoing.
State Police is asking anyone with information related to either vehicle to please come forward. You can call Louisiana State Police at (504) 471-2775. Also, Crimestoppers is offering up to $2500 for information which leads to the arrest and indictment of the suspect(s) responsible for this crime. Callers do not have to give their name or testify to receive the cash reward. Citizens with information should call the Crimestoppers Hotline at (504) 822-1111 or 1 877 903-STOP.