Motorcyclist killed in Livingston Parish crash

Motorcyclist killed in Livingston Parish crash
The motorcycle collided with the rear of the vehicle. (Source: Melissa Zapata)

LIVINGSTON PARISH, La. (WAFB) - A 58-year-old man died after he collided with a car while riding his motorcycle in Livingston Parish.

According to the Louisiana State Police, the crash happened at roughly 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 24. Jerry Viola was on La. Hwy 442 near La. Hwy. 1036 when his motorcycle collided with a Toyota Highlander.

The crash is still under investigation.
The crash is still under investigation. (Source: Melissa Zapata)

Investigators say the driver of the Toyota, Melissa Zapata, was attempting to turn into the driveway of a private residence when Viola’s motorcycle collided with the back of the vehicle.

Despite wearing a DOT approved helmet, Viola sustained critical injuries. He died at a local hospital.

The crash remains under investigation.

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