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Deputies identify bicyclist killed in Acadia Parish Friday morning

Posted at 11:22 AM, May 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-20 12:22:36-04

The Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office has released the identity of the bicyclist struck and killed Friday morning in Acadia Parish.

Sheriff KP Gibson says that 42-year-old Rocky Paul Richard of Arnaudville was killed while riding a bike in the 6600 block of Standard Mill Road on May 17.

Andrew Hoskin Courtesy APSO

A 35-year-old Duson man who was riding with Richard was also struck. The sheriff says that that person is in stable condition.

A suspect, identified as 23-year-old Andrew Hoskin of Rayne, was arrested on Friday accused of striking both bicyclists and fleeing the scene.

Hoskin was booked into the Acadia Parish Jail on one count of vehicular homicide, vehicular negligent injury, and hit-and-run.

Read more: Rayne man arrested in fatal hit-and-run