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State police: Speed factor in fatal motorcycle crash

4 years 7 months 3 weeks ago Monday, February 23 2015 Feb 23, 2015 February 23, 2015 10:20 AM February 23, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press

BRAITHWAITE - Authorities say a New Orleans firefighter died when he lost control of his motorcycle, hit a sign and then struck a culvert.

Trooper Melissa Matey says 25 year-old Corey Smith of New Orleans died from injuries suffered in Sunday afternoon's accident on Louisiana Highway 39 in Plaquemines Parish.

Matey said Smith was traveling at a high rate of speed when he was ejected. Smith was taken to Ochsner Medical Center Westbank where he was pronounced dead.

She says Smith was wearing a helmet.

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