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UPDATE: Bicyclist involved in major vehicle crash has died

Posted at 9:45 PM, May 13, 2023

UPDATE: The bicyclist involved in a major vehicle crash near the intersection of W. Congress Street and Bertrand Drive has died. Police are identifying him as 47-year-old Luis Montoya E. Rojas of Lafayette.

According to Lafayette Police, a preliminary investigation revealed the bicyclist traveled north on the east sidewalk at the 700 block of Bertrand Drive.

Vehicle #2 was traveling eastbound in the outside lane at the 2400 block of West Congress Street. The bicyclist traveled off of the sidewalk into the crosswalk on West Congress Street and was struck by vehicle #2.

The Lafayette Police Department responded to the scene of a major vehicle crash involving a bicyclist near the intersection of W. Congress Street and Bertrand Drive.

A spokeswoman for the department says the crash took place around 8:38 p.m.

The bicyclist was transported to a local hospital in critical condition.
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