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Bicyclist killed in Ouachita Parish identified as ULM coach

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Published: Nov. 4, 2020 at 2:43 PM CST
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MONROE, La. (KNOE) - A bicyclist killed in Ouachita Parish on Tuesday has been identified as a University of Louisiana Monroe coach.

According to a ULM spokesperson, Michael Woodgate, 28, was the head coach of the ULM waterskiing team.

Louisiana State Police said Woodgate died after being hit by a vehicle on Louisiana Highway 139 just north of Bayou Oaks Drive. It happened on Nov. 3, 2020, shortly before 4:15 p.m.

Police say, although Woodgate was wearing a helmet, he was pronounced dead at the scene by the Ouachita Parish Coroner’s Office.

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