Minden Press-Herald

Oct 01st

Authorities identify cyclist killed in hit and run

Authorities know the identity of a homeless man who died following an apparent hit-and-run crash Friday night in Shreveport.

Shortly after his arrival at LSUHSC, Samuel Leon Smith 71, succumbed to injuries suffered when the bicycle he was riding in the 2400 block of Southern Avenue was struck by a pickup truck which reportedly fled the scene.

Witnesses at the scene told authorities they heard what sounded like tires squealing, followed by what appeared to be possibly a grey or silver pick-up truck leaving the area where the man was located.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crimes Stoppers at 673-7373.






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