BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A man is dead after he was hit while attempting to cross Airline Highway on his bicycle.
Baton Rouge police say the accident happened around 7:30 p.m. in the 6900 block of Airline Hwy. According to police, 49-year-old Fredrick Harris attempted to across Airline Hwy on his bicycle when it he was stuck by a car. The vehicle then fled the scene.
Harris was taken to a nearby hospital where he died from his injuries.
The vehicle is described as an older model Pontiac that is either blue or green with large wheels. The vehicle may possibly have damage to the front passenger side bumper, hood and windshield.
If you have any information about this accident, you are asked to call Traffic Homicide Investigators at 225-389-7819 or Crime Stoppers at 225-344-7867.