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LSP: Motorcyclist dies after crash in Livingston Parish

2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago Sunday, April 01 2018 Apr 1, 2018 April 01, 2018 10:30 AM April 01, 2018 in News
Source: WBRZ

MAUREPAS - A single-vehicle crash involving a motorcycle claimed the life of a 64-year-old Bridge City man Saturday afternoon.

According to Louisiana State Police, the crash occurred around 3:00 p.m. on LA Hwy. 22 east of LA Hwy. 16 in Livingston Parish.

64-year-old Wayne W. Whitfield of Bridge City died as a result of the crash, according to State Police.

Through the initial investigation, State Police determined that the crash occurred as Whitfield was traveling westbound on LA Hwy 22 on a 1997 Harley Davidson motorcycle.

For unknown reasons, as Whitfield entered a right-hand curve his Harley ran off of the roadway to the left. Upon leaving the roadway the Harley entered into a ditch, and Whitfield was ejected as a result, according to State Police.

Whitfield was wearing a DOT approved helmet but suffered serious injuries as a result of the crash. He was transported from the scene via Acadian AirMed to North Oaks Hospital where he later succumbed to those injuries.

Impairment is not suspected and a toxicology sample was taken from Whitfield. The crash remains under investigation, State Police said.

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