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Police identify bicyclist killed while trying to cross road

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Police have released the name of the bicyclist who was killed in a crash Saturday evening.

The victim was identified as Zacharias Wood, 26, of Baton Rouge.

The Baton Rouge Police Department reported the crash happened on Lee Drive at Tupello Street around 8:45 p.m. Saturday.

Investigators said Wood was trying to cross the road when he was hit.

They added he died at the scene.

Wood was a PhD candidate at LSU's School of Kinesiology. He had received his master's degree in Kinesiology from LSU in 2014 with a focus on Pedagogy and Psychological Sciences. In 2009, he got a bachelor's degree in Political Science from Xavier University in Ohio.

Wood had worked at LSU's Student Recreation Center before pursuing his PhD. He received national recognition from the American Kinesiology Association with the AKA Graduate Student Writing Award in April 2015.

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