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Motorcycle accident leaves one man dead

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New Orleans, La - The Fatality Section of the New Orleans Police Department is investigating a motorcycle accident that left one man dead. The accident occurred Sunday, just before 5:00 p.m. at the intersection of Elysian Fields Avenue and Stephen Girard Drive. The identity of the 47-year-old victim will be released after family members are notified.

Police say that the motorcyclist was traveling north on Elysian Fields Avenue when he clipped an SUV that was parked on the shoulder. The cyclist then lost control of the motorcycle before striking a tree. The impact caused the man to be ejected from the bike. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

The investigation into the accident continues. A toxicology test will be performed.

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