Motorcyclist dies after crash near Pearl River

Motorcyclist dies after crash near Pearl River
Source: Raycom

ST. TAMMANY PARISH, LA (WVUE) - The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal motorcycle crash near Pearl River late Saturday night.

Officials say a passerby alerted deputies that were working an unrelated incident that there was a motorcycle in a ditch near the intersection of Pine Street Extension and Chris Kennedy Road.

When deputies arrived at the scene, they found that bystanders were attempting to rescue an individual who was pinned under the motorcycle.

The individual who was pinned under the motorcycle later died at the scene.

The name of the motorcyclist has not been released pending a positive identification from the St. Tammany Parish Coroner's Office.

The STPSO Traffic Division Crime Lab is investigating the crash.

A toxicology test is pending.

Investigators say the motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

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