Police: car hit moped; rider thrown into ditch, killed

January 3, 2019

BASILE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State Police say a man riding an electric bicycle was killed when a car hit the moped from behind, throwing him into a ditch along U.S. 190 in Evangeline Parish.

He’s identified as 56-year-old Maritan Romero of Basile (buh-ZEEL).

Troopers are still investigating the crash. It occurred shortly after 10 p.m. Tuesday, about 3½ miles (5.7 kilometers) east of Basile.

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