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Posted: Feb 16, 2012 10:35 AM
Updated: Feb 16, 2012 10:35 AM
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BATON ROUGE - A 52-year-old Belle Rose man was killed in an All Terrain Vehicle accident on Jolimar Street by LA 1 in Assumption Parish.

Michael Harris Sr. was traveling north on the southbound shoulder on LA 1 approaching Jolimar Street according to State Police.

Harris turned onto Jolimar Street and hit the rear door of a GMC Sierra driven by 59-year-old Keith Melerine of Houma.

Louisiana State Police said Harris was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.

Harris was taken to Our Lady of the Lake Assumption Hospital where he died shortly after he arrived.

Investigating Troopers suspect that alcohol was a factor for Harris, and toxicology tests are pending.

The driver of the GMC was cleared of any alcohol involvement.

The crash remains under investigation by Louisiana State Police.

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