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Failure to yield results in deadly motorcycle, 18-wheeler collision in St. Mary Parish

5 months 2 weeks 4 days ago Thursday, November 19 2020 Nov 19, 2020 November 19, 2020 10:43 PM November 19, 2020 in News
Source: WBRZ

ST. MARY PARISH - A two-vehicle crash claimed the life of a 56-year-old motorcyclist Thursday.

Felix Perro Jr. of Franklin was driving his 2007 Kawasaki ZX-14 motorcycle east on Sterling Rd., LA 322, when an 18-wheeler failed to yield the right-of-way of the motorcycle from a private lot, Louisiana State Police report.

Despite wearing a DOT approved helmet, Perro suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the 2013 International 18-wheeler was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash and was not injured. He also submitted a voluntary breath sample, which indicated no alcohol in his system.

A toxicology sample was obtained from Perro for analysis. This crash remains under investigation.

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