Fallen tree limb kills motorcyclist, injures brother - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

Fallen tree limb kills motorcyclist, injures brother

FRENCH SETTLEMENT, LA (WAFB) -

Posted by: Paris King,  WAFB Intern

The Louisiana State Police are investigating a fatal crash involving a tree limb, where a Gonzales motorcyclist was killed on La Hwy 22 in Livingston Parish.

The crash happened just before 1:30 p.m. 

Travis P. Lessard, 53, of Gonzales and his brother, 52-year-old Joseph S. Lessard of Maurepas, were riding next to each other on their motorcycles eastbound along the highway in French Settlement. According to LSP spokesperson Jared Sandifer, the Lessards were seriously injured after a tree limb fell onto both riders. Travis Lessard was transported from the scene to St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Gonzales, where he later succumbed to his injuries. 

His brother, Joseph, was sent to Our Lady of the Lake Center in Baton Rouge to be treated for serious injuries.

Sandifer says the Lessards were both wearing safety helmets and no impairments were suspected.

Copyright 2014 WAFB. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Police: Victims shoots armed robbery suspect

    Police: Victims shoots armed robbery suspect

    Saturday, March 25 2017 12:06 AM EDT2017-03-25 04:06:24 GMT
    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    A man accused of an attempted armed robbery Thursday night was shot in the process and died early Friday morning, according to investigators. The Baton Rouge Police Department reported Kylin Spencer, 19, died at the hospital from gunshot wounds.

    More >>

    A man accused of an attempted armed robbery Thursday night was shot in the process and died early Friday morning, according to investigators. The Baton Rouge Police Department reported Kylin Spencer, 19, died at the hospital from gunshot wounds.

    More >>
  • 4-vehicle crash leaves 1 dead

    4-vehicle crash leaves 1 dead

    Friday, March 24 2017 11:54 PM EDT2017-03-25 03:54:21 GMT
    File Photo (Source: Louisiana State Police)File Photo (Source: Louisiana State Police)

    A man is dead after a four-vehicle crash in West Feliciana Parish on Friday. Louisiana State Police identified the victim as Michael Bilowich, 69, of St. Francisville.

    More >>

    A man is dead after a four-vehicle crash in West Feliciana Parish on Friday. Louisiana State Police identified the victim as Michael Bilowich, 69, of St. Francisville.

    More >>
  • 2-vehicle crash near Greensburg results in multiple fatalities

    2-vehicle crash near Greensburg results in multiple fatalities

    Friday, March 24 2017 11:37 PM EDT2017-03-25 03:37:08 GMT
    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    At least two people are dead after a two-vehicle crash near Greensburg, according to Louisiana State Police. Troopers reported it happened on LA 10 about three miles west of Greensburg.

    More >>

    At least two people are dead after a two-vehicle crash near Greensburg, according to Louisiana State Police. Troopers reported it happened on LA 10 about three miles west of Greensburg.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly