Driver faces charges after bicyclist killed in hit and run

Driver faces charges after bicyclist killed in hit and run
Source: Louisiana State Police

DENHAM SPRINGS, LA (WAFB) - A driver is facing charges after a bicyclist was killed in a hit and run Saturday night.

Louisiana State Police identified the victim as Chad Zimmerle, 38, of Denham Springs.

Troopers reported Glenn Banta, 56, also of Denham Springs, was arrested.

They added the crash happened on LA 1025 (Arnold Road) in Denham Springs around 10 p.m.

Sr. Tpr. Bryan Lee with LSP said the investigation so far shows the 1994 Chevrolet Silverado that Banta was driving rear-ended Zimmerle's bicycle and Banta drove off. Lee added investigators are still trying to determine why Banta left the scene, but he was found around 2:30 a.m. and arrested.

According to Lee, Zimmerle was pronounced dead at the scene by the Livingston Parish Coroner's Office.

Banta was booked into the Livingston Parish Detention Center on charges of hit and run driving and driving under suspension.

Lee stated the crash remains under investigation and additional charges are pending.

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