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Two motorcyclists dead after separate crashes this weekend

9 months 1 week 1 hour ago February 28, 2016 Feb 28, 2016 Sunday, February 28 2016 February 28, 2016 2:43 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Kevin Dupuy

BATON ROUGE – State Police say two people are dead after two separate motorcycle crashes that happened just three hours apart Saturday afternoon.

According to Louisiana State Police, the first crash happened in West Baton Rouge Parish around 2:30 p.m. and the second crash happened in St. Martin Parish at 5 p.m.

Troopers say 30-year-old Lauren Brocato failed to negotiate a left hand curve on LA. 1, ran off the right side of the road and struck a support column for the Old Mississippi River Bridge. Brocato was transported to Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medicial Center where she later died. 

In a second unrelated crash, 49-year-old Robert Jackson died after being ejected from his motorcycle on LA 182 in St. Martin Parish. 

Police say Jackson was traveling on the eastbound lane of LA 182 and approached a car that was stopped in the same lane to make a turn into a driveway. Troopers say for unknown reasons Jackson started braking his motorcycle and crashed in the eastboundlane. He was ejected when his motorcycle crashed into the back of the stopped car.

Jackson suffered serious injuries and was transported to Lourdes Hospital where he later died.

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