Motorcyclist dies after leaving highway and hitting culvert

Motorcyclist dies after leaving highway and hitting culvert

GROSSE TETE, LA (WAFB) - Louisiana State Police said a motorcyclist was killed in a crash Monday afternoon in Iberville Parish.

The victim was identified as Ronnie Badon, 35, of Maringouin.

Troopers reported the crash happened on LA 386 west of LA 77 near Grosse Tete around 2 p.m.

Tpr. Bryan Lee with LSP said the investigation showed Badon was headed east on LA 386 on a 2010 Kawasaki motorcycle when he went off the road in a curve.

Lee added the motorcycle hit a concrete culvert and threw Badon off of it. Reports stated Badon was wearing a DOT approved helmet.

According to Lee, Badon was pronounced dead at the scene by the Iberville Parish Coroner's Office.

Investigators said impairment is not suspected, but per procedure for deadly crashes on Louisiana highways, a sample of Badon's blood was sent to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis.

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