Man killed in crash while riding bike

Man killed in crash while riding bike

JEANERETTE — A New Iberia man was killed Tuesday night when a truck hit him while he was riding a bike along Louisiana 182 near Jeanerette High School.

According to a Louisiana State Police spokesman, Donald Henry, 32, was riding a bike eastbound in the westbound lane of La. 182 when  Luke Cormier, 19, of Jeanerette was driving a 2011 Ford F-150 eastbound on the highway. Cormier switched into the westbound lane and passed another eastbound vehicle in a no-passing zone. While traveling east in the westbound lane, Cormier struck Henry’s bicycle.

Police say there were no street lights where the crash occurred. Henry was wearing a black jacket and black shorts. The bicycle did not have any lighting or reflectors.

Henry sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased on scene by the Iberia Parish Coroner's Office.

Cormier tested negative for alcohol in a breathalyzer test. A toxicology sample taken from Henry will be submitted to the LSP Crime Lab for analysis.

Cormier was cited for passing in a no passing zone.

This crash remains under investigation.

 

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