Troopers suspect impairment in deadly motorcycle crash

MAUREPAS, LA (WAFB) - UPDATE FROM STATE POLICE ON AUGUST 26, 2013 – Upon receiving toxicology results from the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab, it has been determined that 29 year old St. Amant resident Michael A. Skinner was NOT impaired at the time of the crash. Therefore, impairment on his part was NOT a factor in the crash as had previously been released. Furthermore, after an extensive investigation by Troopers and based off of evidence at the scene and video surveillance in the area, it has been determined that Skinner was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

Louisiana State Police believe the man killed in a motorcycle crash Friday morning may have been under the influence.

The crash happened on LA 22 just south of LA 16 near Maurepas around 10 a.m. State Police say 29-year-old St. Amant resident Michael A. Skinner was on his motorcycle when he tried to pass a vehicle in a no passing zone.

The driver of the vehicle was attempting to turn left as Skinner was trying to pass. His motorcycle hit the car and he was ejected from his bike. He was not wearing a helmet and suffered fatal injuries.

The driver in the car was properly restrained and only received minor injuries.

Troopers say impairment on Skinner's part is suspected and a toxicology sample has been submitted for analysis.

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