Prairieville bicyclist struck, killed by hit-and-run driver near his home _lowres

Daniel Lafleur, 67

A bicyclist was killed in a hit-and-run crash in Prairieville early Saturday, officials said.

Daniel Lafleur, 67, was found next to a bicycle just after sunrise on the shoulder of Parker Road near the entrance to the Meadowview Subdivision, said Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Allison B. Hudson.

Authorities believe Lafleur was cycling on Parker Road, not far from his residence, when he was struck by the front section of a vehicle, Hudson said. The motorist apparently fled, she said.

Anyone with information on this case is urged to contact the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office at (225) 621-4636, text 847411 to the anonymous tip line from any cellular device, or call Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.

To be eligible for a cash reward, callers must contact Crime Stoppers as soon as possible, Hudson said.