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Bicyclist struck near intersection of NW Evangeline Thruway and Chalmette Drive

UPDATE: Another dies after Airline Highway accident
Posted at 8:02 PM, Apr 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-02 23:32:05-04

LAFAYETTE, La. — UPDATE (5/2): Lafayette Police say the bicyclist who was struck on Evangeline Thruway is in critical condition, but is stable.

Update (8:38 p.m.) - LA DOTD is reporting that US 167 South at I-49 South is now open; congestion is minimal. LA DOTD is also reporting that the exit ramp from I-10 East and West to US 167 South is now open; congestion is minimal.

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The Lafayette Police Department is responding to a traffic accident near the intersection of NW Evangeline Thruway and Chalmette Drive in Lafayette along I-49.

LPD said that a bicyclist was struck while crossing near intersection.

The Louisiana Dept. of Transportation and Development is reporting that US 167 South is closed at I-49 South due to an accident.

DOTD says that congestion is minimal and motorists are advised to take an alternate route.

KATC has a crew en route and will have more details as they become available.

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