Crowley – Louisiana State Police Troop I was notified of a crash involving a bicyclist near the intersection of US Hwy 90 and Roy Road, about 1 mile east of Estherwood in Acadia Parish on October 8, 2021, at approximately 7:46 p.m. The crash claimed the life of 46-year-old Dexter Lee Lejeune of Crowley.
The initial investigation revealed the crash occurred as Lejeune was traveling west on US 90 on a Huffy bicycle. At the same time, the driver of a 2020 Ram pickup truck was also traveling west on US 90 and approaching the bicycle from the rear. The Ram pickup truck struck the rear tire of the bicycle causing Lejeune to be ejected from his bicycle.
Lejeune, who was wearing dark clothing and whose bicycle was not equipped with any lamps or reflective materials, sustained life-threatening injuries. He was transported to a Crowley area hospital, where he ultimately succumbed to his injuries. The driver of the Ram was properly restrained and not injured. Impairment on the part of the driver of the Ram is not suspected. This crash remains under investigation.