Police ID victim in fatal crash on Mississippi River Bridge - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

Police ID victim in fatal crash on Mississippi River Bridge

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Baton Rouge Police say the victim has been identified in the fatal crash that took place on the Mississippi River Bridge just before 2:00 pm Friday afternoon. 

An investigation revealed that Roger Bentley, 47, was on a motorcycle traveling eastbound on I-10, when he lost control and hit the rear of a tractor trailer.  After hitting the trailer, he was thrown from his motorcycle into another travel lane where he was struck by another tractor trailer that was carrying new vehicles.

Bentley sustained serious injuries and died on the scene. Alcohol consumption is suspected on his part. At this time there are no pending charges against the truck drivers.

The crash remains under investigation.

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