Motorcyclist killed in crash on I-55

Motorcyclist killed in crash on I-55

TANGIPAHOA PARISH, LA (WVUE) - Louisiana State Police say a motorcyclist was hit and killed on Interstate 55 Saturday morning.

The crash happened just before 2 a.m. in Tangipahoa Parish just north of LA 40.

State Troopers investigating the incident says that a 2005 Kawasaki motorcycle was traveling northbound on I-55 when then bike sustained a tire failure causing the bike to crash.

After the crash, investigators say the rider, later identified as 32-year-old Geza Ray Kovach Jr. of Loranger, was struck by two vehicles, a 1978 Chevrolet Monte Carlo and a 2012 Kia.

Kovach was pronounced dead at the scene by the Tangipahoa Parish Coroner's Office.

The drivers of the two vehicles were not injured in the crash.

State Troopers do not believe impairment played a part in the crash. As part of the investigation, blood samples were taken and will be submitted to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis.

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