59-year-old bicyclist killed in Livingston crash
From Louisiana State Police
Livingston – Shortly before 2:00 pm on May 21, 2020, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a fatal crash involving a bicyclist on US Hwy 190 west of LA Hwy 63 in Livingston Parish. The crash claimed the life of 59-year-old Garry Courtney of Walker.
The initial investigation revealed the crash occurred as Courtney was riding his bicycle westbound on the west shoulder of US Hwy 190. At the same time, a 1999 Chevrolet Silverado was traveling westbound on US Hwy 190 behind Courtney. For reasons still under investigation, Courtney made an abrupt left turn into the path of the Chevrolet. This resulted in the Chevrolet striking Courtney.
Courtney sustained serious injuries as a result of the crash. He was transported to a local hospital, where he ultimately succumbed to his injuries. The driver of the Chevrolet was properly restrained and was not injured. Impairment is unknown at this time, but toxicology samples were taken from both Courtney and the driver of the Chevrolet for analysis. This crash remains under investigation.
Louisiana State Troopers wish to remind bicyclists to never assume that a motorist can see you. Simple precautions such as wearing an approved bicycle helmet, reflective materials, and avoiding distractions are key to preventing crashes and avoiding injuries. Louisiana law requires bicyclists to remain as close to the right of side of the roadway as practicable and obey all traffic laws.