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Nov 30, 2012 4:38 AM by AP

Arrest in accident that killed Hammond bicyclist

HAMMOND, La. (AP) - State police say a man has been arrested in connection with a fatal hit-and-run accident that killed a bicyclist earlier this month.

A state police news release Thursday identified the suspect as 51-year-old Michael Murtagh of Hammond.

Murtagh was booked with negligent homicide and hit-and-run driving.

The accident is believed to have happened late on the night of Nov. 10 on Louisiana Highway 445. The victim was 58-year-old Bruce D. Burge of Hammond.




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