Bicyclist Killed at St. Claude and Elysian Fields

Updated 5:47 p.m.

NOPD is on the scene of a fatal crash in the Marigny. A male bicyclist was killed in an accident near the corner of St. Claude Ave. and Elysian Fields Ave., officer Garry Flot said.

 

The 52-year-old bicyclist, who was not immediately identified, was hit by an 18-wheeler who was turning onto Elysian Fields Ave. from St. Claude Ave. He was then knocked off his bicycle by the truck. Then, an SUV drove by and also hit the man. Police at the scene were seen investigating both vehicles.

 

The 18-wheeler was being driven by a 51-year-old man from Violet, police said. He was not issued a citation.

 

As police worked the scene, the bicycle and tractor trailer remained in the middle of the road on the lakebound side of Elysian Fields Ave.

 

Further details on the accident were not immediately released. NoDef will provide updates as they come available.

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