Moped driver killed in crash

Moped driver killed in crash

ST. BERNARD PARISH, LA (WVUE) - A 33 year old man was killed after being ejected from his Moped in a collision in St. Bernard.  The accident happened Thursday around 2:45 pm, Louisiana State Police Troop B have identified the victim as Joshua Drakain of St. Bernard.,

State troopers on the scene say Drakain was driving a 2013 Taoi Moped east on LA 300.  As he began crossing the intersection at Deborah Drive, a 2001 Chevrolet Astro van turned right onto LA 300.   The Moped struck the rear of the van, and Drakain was ejected from the Moped.  He was taken to the Interim LSU Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

State Police identify the driver of the van as 29 year old Joel Edward of St. Bernard.  Edward submitted to a breath test and no detectable alcohol was found.  Toxicology results on his blood are pending.

Impairment is not suspected on the part of Drakain, who was driving the Moped.  However, toxicology results are pending an autopsy.

Drakain was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. The crash remains under investigation and criminal charges are pending.

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