Man dies after crashing stolen motorcycle on Interstate 12 - FOX 8 WVUE New Orleans News, Weather, Sports

Man dies after crashing stolen motorcycle on Interstate 12

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New Orleans, La – St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Deputies are investigating a motorcycle crash that left one man dead. The accident occurred Sunday, just after 2:00 p.m. on Interstate 12 just east of Covington. The identity of the man will be released after family members have been notified.

According to police, the motorcycle was stolen from Covington Autoplex on Hwy 190 in Covington. Police quickly pursued the man who drove onto I-12 westbound. He exited at Hwy 1077 before re-entering the interstate, heading eastbound. Several motorists called 911 to report the location of the motorcycle, because deputies had difficulty keeping up with the bike.

Deputies nearly called off the pursuit before the man attempted to pass a vehicle in the left shoulder and lost control of the bike causing it to leave the roadway. Once off the road, the motorcycle crashed into the wire cables on the median of the interstate.

The man was killed as a result of the crash. The motorcycle was the lone vehicle involved in the crash. The man had no prior criminal history.  

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