MAUREPAS, LA (WAFB) - Louisiana State Police said a motorcyclist died after losing control and crashing through a fence Friday evening.
Troopers identified the victim as James Geter, 46, of Maurepas. They said the wreck happened on LA 22 east of LA 16 near Maurepas shortly before 6 p.m.
Tpr. Jared Sandifer said the preliminary investigation showed Geter was headed east on LA 22 on a 2003 Kawasaki motorcycle when he went off the road just before a curve. He added the motorcycle went through a fence and stopped in a field.
Investigators reported Geter was wearing a helmet, but suffered serious injuries in the crash. He was taken to North Oaks Hospital in Livingston where he died from his injuries.
Per protocol for deadly crashes on Louisiana highways, a sample of blood was taken and sent to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis.
The investigation is ongoing.