A Kaplan man is behind bars in connection with the hit-and-run that killed a Youngsville cyclist two weeks ago.
State troopers arrested 42-year-old Fitzpatrick Doucette at his home just before midnight last night.
Doucette is charged with negligent homicide, felony hit and run, driving under suspension, and limitations on passing bicycles. Doucette is being held without bond in the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center.
30-year-old Lon Lomas was cycling on LA 92 near Mermentau Road in the early morning hours of July 7 when he was hit by a car and left for dead.
Lomas’s body was found in a nearby ditch several hours later.
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Romacelli Bistro in Sugar Mill Pond will donate 100 percent of its proceeds Thursday night to the Lon Lomas benefit fund.
Lomas, 30, of Youngsville, was struck by a vehicle and killed the morning of July 7 while riding his bicycle on La. Highway 92 near Milton.
State Police are still investigating the case. No arrests have been made.
The Romacelli benefit takes place from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Anyone with information about the hit-and-run is asked to call State Police Troop I at 337-262-5880.
between 1:00PM and 3:00Pm,
in order to celebrate Precision Bikes’ 10th Anniversary.
More details to follow…
The bicycling community is holding a memorial bike ride for Lon Lomas, the man killed in a hit and run while he was riding his bike.
The ride will start from Corner Bar in Youngsville Sunday, July 13 at 5:00 p.m., and will be less than 10 miles total at 10mph, with a pause for a moment of silence at the site of the accident.
This is a free ride open to the public, though donations will be accepted. Helmets are recommended.
For further information contact:
Monique Koll email@example.com or
Scott Coco at 337-288-7165.
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A 34-year-old man is being held on a $253,500 bond after he allegedly struck and killed a cyclist with his vehicle. The victim was an Atlanta firefighter who was in New Orleans to participate in Sunday’s Ironman competition.
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