Speed Suspected Factor In Deadly Jefferson Parish Motorcycle Crash


State police suspect an elderly man was riding his motorcycle at a high rate of speed when he crashed late Friday night in Jefferson Parish and was killed.

Troopers say 72-year-old Robert Drake of River Ridge died after he 2008 Honda Goldwing failed to negotiate a curve on LA-48 entered a ditch and struck a culvert. Drake was ejected and was pronounced dead at the scene.

It's unknown if Drake was impaired, with the cause of the crash still under investigation.

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