PLAQUEMINES PARISH, LA (WVUE) - Louisiana State Police Troop B is investigating a motorcycle accident that claimed the life of a New Orleans firefighter. The incident occurred Sunday at 4:30 p.m. in the 3500 block of Highway 39 in Braithwaite, near the Scarsdale Ferry.
The firefighter has been identified as Corey Smith. According to an New Orleans Fire Department spokesman, Smith was a four-year firefighter assigned to Engine 39 on the 1st platoon.
Police say that responding officers found Smith unresponsive. He was later pronounced dead on the scene. Investigators determined that Smith lost control of the bike prior to hitting a cement culvert.