GRAY -- The Louisiana State Police is investigating an early morning Terrebonne Parish incident that left a bicyclist dead, following a hit-and-run crash.
Police said they later found the driver of the car involved in the hit and run and placed him under arrest. Grant Luke, 29 of Houma, was arrested for vehicular homicide among other charges. Officers said he submitted to a breath test and was found to be over the legal limit.
Around 5 a.m. Saturday, a bicyclist, who remains unidentified, was riding north on La. 24 near Mobile Estates in Gray, according to police. The bicyclist was riding in the inside lane of La. 24 near the white fog line when it was struck from behind by a 2007 Kia Sedona, which was driven by Luke, traveling north on La. 24 in the inside lane.
Police said the bicycle didn't have any illuminating devices, but it was traveling in a straight away with street lights.
Police said after the crash, the bicyclist was ejected onto the windshield and then onto the shoulder of the roadway. The Kia fled the scene of the crash, but Police said they later found Luke and placed him under arrest after he attempted suicide at his home.
Police said the bicyclist was pronounced dead on the scene by the Terrebonne Parish Coroner's Office. It's not known if Luke was wearing a seat belt, but he wasn't injured in the crash.
For the bicyclist, police said alcohol use isn't known and toxicology tests are pending. The crash remains under investigation, according to police.
Luke was transported to the Terrebonne Parish Criminal Justice Complex where he was booked and charged with vehicular homicide, second offense DWI, felony hit and run and careless operation.