Bicyclist dies after being hit on Florida Blvd. Tuesday night

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Baton Rouge police say the bicyclist who was involved in a crash in the 14500 block of Florida Boulevard Tuesday night has died.

Sgt. Don Coppola said in a news release that Steven Walter Neal, 54, was riding eastbound on Florida Boulevard in the center of the travel lane when the 71-year-old driver of a Chevrolet Traverse hit the Neal and his bicycle from behind.

Neal was taken to a local hospital where he later died. Investigators say that Neal was wearing dark-colored clothing and did not have any type of illumination on his bicycle.

This crash remains under investigation.

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