Iota man killed in early morning crash

Posted at 2:08 PM, Jul 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-26 15:08:42-04

An Iota man was killed on his bicycle this morning in Acadia Parish. 

Shortly before 5:30 a.m., State Police Troop I was notified of a fatal crash on LA 100, east of LA 3070. 

Troopers say 31-year-old Anthony Leger was riding eastbound in the westbound lane of the highway when a truck crossed into the westbound lane and began passing eastbound vehicles. When doing so, the truck hit Leger’s bicycle, according to a state police spokesman. Troopers say the truck entered into a legal passing zone. 

Leger sustained critical injuries and was transported to a Crowley hospital where he was later pronounced dead. 

The spokesman says the driver of the truck was wearing a seatbelt and was not injured. Troopers determined the driver was not impaired, according to a chemical test. 

 A standard toxicology sample was obtained from Leger and sent to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis.

The crash remains under investigation.