Motorcyclist, 56, killed in Gentilly crash

A 56-year-old motorcyclist is dead after an early morning crash in Gentilly.

The accident happened around 1:30 a.m. Thursday in the eastbound lanes of the I-10 High Rise in Gentilly.

Police say that the man was traveling up the bridge on a Harley Davidson when for unknown reasons, crashed into the rear of a moving van. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

New Orleans police have identified the victim only as a 56-year-old man. His name is being withheld pending family notification.

The incident remains under investigation. Blood and alcohol tests are pending.

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