UPDATE: Based on evidence at the scene, investigators have determined the suspect vehicle is a Modern Steel Metallic (Gray) colored 2013-2015 Honda Accord 2 door. The right side mirror is missing and right side of vehicle should be damaged. (attached is updated map location and stock photo of similar vehicle)
St. Landry Parish - Shortly after 3:15 p.m., on April 30, 2023, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop I were notified of a hit-and-run crash involving a bicyclist that occurred in the 2600 block of Louisiana Highway 93 in the Sunset area. The crash claimed the life of 59-year-old Randy Thibodeaux of Sunset.
The initial investigation by State Police revealed that Thibodeaux was riding a bicycle southbound on LA 93, north of LA 356 near Wild Rose Road, when he was struck by an unknown vehicle. After the collision, the unknown vehicle fled the scene. Thibodeaux, after having been struck, was ejected from the bicycle. He was located the ditch by a family member who had been searching for him since Friday night, when Thibodeaux was last seen.
Thibodeaux was pronounced dead at the scene by the St. Landry Parish Coroner’s Office. Impairment is unknown at this time but a standard toxicology sample was submitted for analysis.
Based on evidence at the scene, investigators are looking for a Modern Steel Metallic (Gray) colored 2013 – 2015 Honda Accord 2 door. The right side mirror is missing and right side should be damaged.
Troopers urge anyone with any information to contact Louisiana State Police Troop I at (337) 262-5880, or their local law enforcement agency. No piece of information should be considered insignificant.
Troop I has investigated 20 fatal crashes resulting in 22 deaths in 2023.
TFC Thomas Gossen
Louisiana State Police
Troop I Public Affairs