WATSON — A bicyclist wearing dark clothing was struck and killed shortly before 4 a.m. Friday after getting off his bike and walking along the shoulder of LA 16 north of Weiss Road, according to Louisiana State Police.
Ronald Ridgedell, 47, of Amite, walked into the northbound lane when he was hit by northbound Mack truck driven by Charles Barns Jr., 64, of Greensburg. There were no street lights in the area, LSP said.
Ridgedell was pronounced dead at the scene. Barns was wearing his seat belt and was not injured, LSP said.
The coroner's office has not performed an autopsy or toxicology report.
The crash remains under investigation.