Driver in Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash Arrested

Published: 02-29-2024 | Category: Troop I

On February 28, 2024, Troopers arrested 34-year-old Ryan Scott Soileau of Washington on a felony arrest warrant at Troop I. Soileau was transported to the St. Landry Parish Jail and booked on the following charges:

LRS 14:32   – Negligent homicide
LRS 14:100 – Hit and run

Original Release:

January 27, 2024

Bicyclist Struck and Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash in St. Landry Parish       

Port Barre - Shortly after 8:30 p.m., on Friday, January 26, 2024, Louisiana State Police Troop I was notified of a hit-and-run crash involving a bicyclist that occurred on Louisiana Highway 103 near Alex Stoute Road, north of Port Barre. The crash claimed the life of 54-year-old Daniel Craig Leger of Port Barre.                                

The initial investigation revealed Leger was traveling north on LA 103 near the fog line when his bicycle was struck from behind by an unknown northbound vehicle. The impact caused Leger to be ejected from the bicycle. The unknown vehicle continued northbound on LA 103 as it fled from the scene. Leger was wearing dark-colored clothing, and the bicycle was equipped with a red flashing LED light. 

Leger was transported to a local hospital, where he ultimately succumbed to his injuries. Impairment is unknown at this time, but a standard toxicology sample was submitted for analysis.

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. 

In addition to the option above, citizens can anonymously report information through the Louisiana State Police online reporting system by visiting or calling the LSP Fusion Center Hotline at 1-800-434-8007.

Troop I has investigated 2 fatal crashes resulting in 2 deaths in 2024.

S/T Thomas Gossen    
Louisiana State Police
Troop I Public Affairs 
Office: (337) 262-5880