Louisiana State Police is investigating an apparent fatal hit-and-run accident involving a bicyclist.

State Police Troop I spokesperson Trooper Brooks David said the man was riding his bike east on Hwy. 92 at Mermentau Road.

Someone in the area called state police to let notify them that a body was found in the ditch, David said. He said detectives are gathering and processing evidence at the scene.

The name of the bicyclist will not be released pending notification of next of kin.