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Man charged in fatal motorcycle accident on Chef Menteur Highway

31-year-old Darnell Harrison 31-year-old Darnell Harrison
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

A 39-year-old man is dead following a motorcycle accident on Chef Menteur Highway.

The accident happened around 10:15 p.m. Sunday in the westbound lanes of Chef Menteur Highway near the intersection of Dale Street.

Officers say that a 39-year-old man was driving a green Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle westbound on the highway when he was rear-ended by a black 2014 Toyota Tundra.

The Tundra then swerved into the right lane where a blue 2010 Ford Mustang hit the truck in the rear.

The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Tundra, identified as 31-year-old Darnell Harrison, was arrested for failure to yield and vehicular homicide.

Blood and alcohol tests are pending. The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

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