A Lake Arthur man has been arrested in the early January death of a bicyclist in Vermilion Parish.
Kane G. Leblanc, 20, of Lake Arthur, was arrested Sunday on counts of vehicular homicide, possession of alcoholic beverages in a motor vehicle and driving on the right side of the road, a statute that governs when a driver should be driving in the right lane versus the left lane. He was booked into the Vermilion Parish Jail, Louisiana State Police Trooper Thomas Gossen said in a statement.
Leblanc is accused in the Jan. 9 death of 60-year-old Gueydan resident Allen J. Vincent, who was struck while biking on La. 717 near Ellie Benoit Road. The crash happened around 7 p.m. Troopers determined Vincent was biking east in the eastbound lane and Leblanc was driving west in a Toyota Tundra in the westbound lane before the two collided head-on.
Vincent was not wearing a helmet and suffered fatal injuries after being thrown from his bike. He was pronounced dead at the scene.