BREAUX BRIDGE, La. (KPEL News) - A tragic incident occurred on Thursday, April 25, 2024, as a collision between a vehicle and a bicyclist claimed the life of 66-year-old Shelton J. Edmond of Breaux Bridge.

The St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office received a distress call at around 9:00 p.m. from a motorist reporting the crash, which transpired in the 1300 block of Zin Zin Road.

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Initial investigations revealed that the driver of the vehicle was traveling westbound on Zin Zin Road when the collision took place. Simultaneously, Edmond, also traveling westward on his bicycle, was struck by the vehicle.

Deputies on the scene noted that the bicycle lacked a rear light or reflector, and Edmond was wearing dark clothing at the time of the accident. However, impairment on the part of the driver was ruled out as a contributing factor.

Despite the swift response of emergency services, Edmond was pronounced deceased at the scene due to injuries sustained in the crash. The investigation into the incident is ongoing.

The St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office expressed gratitude to the Breaux Bridge Police Department and State Police for their cooperation and assistance in the investigation. As authorities continue their inquiries, the community mourns the loss of a beloved individual and emphasizes the importance of road safety for all travelers.

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