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Speed cited in motorcycle crash that killed Leesville man

2 months 2 weeks 1 day ago April 08, 2017 Apr 8, 2017 Saturday, April 08 2017 April 08, 2017 1:11 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

HICKS - Louisiana State Police say a man killed in a motorcycle crash near Hicks appears to have been traveling at high speed.

The Alexandria Daily Town Talk reports 22-year-old Austin T. Chandler of Leesville died Friday after losing control of his Kawasaki motorcycle on state Highway 121.

A news release by state police said Chandler crashed while crossing a bridge at high speed and hit a guard wall on the side of the road. Chandler was thrown off the motorcycle and died, even though he was wearing a helmet.

State police said the crash remains under investigation and routine toxicology tests are being performed.

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