RAPIDES PARISH, La. (KALB) - UPDATE: State Police arrested Lacey Jade Jordan, 27, of Oakdale after her vehicle was matched to the hit and run on January 9. Jordan was charged with negligent homicide, hit and run, careless operation, and limitations on passing bicycles. She was booked into the Rapides Parish Jail without incident.
Lacey Jade Jordan (RPSO)
An Alexandria bicyclist was killed in a hit and run accident on Hwy 165 on Thursday around 6:30 a.m.
According to Louisiana State Police, the driver of the bike, Taurus McQuarn, 50, collided with a vehicle driven by Lacey Jade Jordan, 27, of Oakdale just south of Alexandria, heading southbound.
McQuarn was ejected from his bike and pronounced dead at the scene.
LSP says Jordan fled the scene after the incident but was located later in the evening. Charges are currently pending.
State Police say that bicyclists should never assume that drivers can see you and advise you to wear proper helmets and reflective clothing.
Louisiana law requires bicyclists to remain as close to the right side of the roadway as possible and obey all traffic laws. No person shall operate any bicycle on a state highway, parish road, or city street any time between sunset and sunrise unless the bicycle is equipped with lamps and reflectors.
Motorists should remain alert at all times and remember the three-foot rule when passing bicycles. Making good choices, while in motor vehicles, such as never driving while impaired, always ensuring every occupant is properly restrained, and avoiding all distractions can often mean the difference between life and death.
Troop E Troopers have investigated three fatal crashes in 2020, resulting in four fatalities.
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