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UPDATE: Suspect arrested after Elmer bicyclist killed on HWY 121

Carl Delaney
Carl Delaney(RPSO)
Published: Oct. 16, 2020 at 8:01 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 20, 2020 at 2:01 PM CDT
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RAPIDES PARISH, La. (LSP) - UPDATE: After conducting a thorough investigation, Troopers, with the assistance of the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office, were able to secure a Rapides Parish arrest warrant for Carl Delaney, 27, of Otis.

On October 20, Delaney was arrested and booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center for failure to report a crash, hit and run, switched license plate, driving under suspension, obstruction of justice, and negligent homicide.

Original Story:

An Elmer man was killed in a crash while riding a bicycle on Highway 121, near Valentine Lake Road on Friday, October 16.

Shortly after 11:30 a.m., Louisiana State Police says Christopher Richey, 35, was riding a bicycle northbound on the edge of HWY 121 when he was struck by an unknown vehicle.

Richey sustained severe injuries and was pronounced dead on the scene.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of the vehicle involved and the identity of an unknown individual(s) who removed the bicycle from the crash scene is asked to call LSP at (318) 487-5911.

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