LSP: Motorcyclist dies after crash in Livingston Parish
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.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
LaPlace still cleaning up devastation left by Ida
EBR's FEMA Mobile Registration Intake Center opens Thursday
Bodycam: Gabby Petito argued with boyfriend before vanishing
Crews using new 'aqua gator' to clear storm debris out of local...
Man rushed to hospital after car goes under school bus on Old...