News Release

Lafayette Police Department CALEA Emblem

Jim Craft, Chief of Police
900 East University Ave.
P.O. Box 4308
Lafayette, LA 70502
Contact: Cpl. Paul L. Mouton
Public Information Officer
Office: (337) 291-8617
Fax: (337) 291-8665​


Date/Time: 8/13/2014 10:00 AM
Police Investigate Afternoon Fatality Involving a Bicyclist

Lafayette, LA – On August 12, 2014, at approximately 6:00 pm, Lafayette Police responded to the intersection of Roselawn and Dicarlo Drive regarding a crash involving a Bicyclist.  According to traffic investigators, both the bicyclist and a Ford pickup truck were traveling north on Roselawn.  As they reached the intersection of Dicarlo Drive the cyclist turned right, striking the driver’s side door of the truck.  The rider on the bicycle was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead. The driver of the truck was not injured.
The identity of the bicyclist was identified as James McCarthy, Jr (57) of Lafayette.  The investigation remains ongoing.


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