Garbage truck hits, kills bicyclist Uptown

Chris Miller
February 20, 2019 - 12:39 pm

The New Orleans Police Department says a bicyclist was struck and killed by a garbage truck this morning. It happened around 8:50 a.m. near S. Carrollton Ave. and Freret Street.

"A waste disposal truck was traveling northbound on Carrollton Avenue collided with a 30-year old male who was riding a bicycle also traveling northbound on Carrollton Avenue," said NOPD spokesman Gary Scheets in an email. "The victim was transported to a local hospital where he later died."

The NOPD Traffic Fatality unit is investigating.

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