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Van driver arrested in hit-and-run death of bicyclist

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SLIDELL, La. (AP) - Louisiana officers followed a trail of fluid to find a van they believe was involved in a fatal hit-and-run crash.
  
A Louisiana State Police news release says 59-year-old bicyclist Calvin Lefort Jr. of Slidell was hit by a van Saturday on U.S. Highway 190 and became lodged in the windshield.
  
The news release says the van's driver, 48-year-old Larry Dean Kellett of Slidell, allegedly removed Lefort from the windshield, left him near a ditch and fled. A passer-by called 911. Lefort died in a hospital.
  
Troopers say the van began leaking, and they followed a trail of fluid to Kellett's girlfriend's home.
  
Kellett was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on negligent homicide, felony hit-and-run and driving under suspension. It was not immediately clear whether he has an attorney.

(Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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