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A longtime LSU professor was killed when he was hit by a car while biking near campus Saturday morning, Baton Rouge Police said.

Norimoto Murai, 77, was struck by the driver of a 2017 Hyundai Tuscon as he was biking near his home along the 700 block of Stanford Avenue just before 11 a.m, according to BRPD spokesman L'Jean McKneely.

The car's driver reportedly stayed on the scene as Murai, a professor at LSU's AgCenter Biotechnology Laboratory, was transported to a hospital. He later died of his injuries. 

McKneely said the crash is under investigation by BRPD's Traffic Homicide detectives.