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Kid riding bicycle dies after getting hit by truck

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PRAIRIEVILLE, LA (WAFB) -

Investigators said a young bicyclist is dead after getting hit by a truck Wednesday evening.

Louisiana State Police reported the crash happened on LA 73 near Jefferson Crossing Avenue in Prairieville around 6 p.m.

The victim’s name has not been released, but Tpr. Bryan Lee with LSP said it was a juvenile. Authorities have not yet released the victim's age or gender.

It is unknown if the driver will be charged.

Lee added both the bicyclist and driver were headed south on LA 73 when the crash happened.

The crash closed the highway in both directions. The roadway reopened around 9:30 p.m.

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