JEFFERSON PARISH, LA (WVUE) - Louisiana State Police are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash on River Road late Friday night.
The crash happened just before midnight on River Rd. near Rebel Street.
Investigators say 72-year-old Robert Drake of River Ridge was riding his 2008 Honda Goldwing westbound on River Road at a high rate of speed when he entered a curve in the road. As he entered the left-hand curve, Drake lost control of the motorcycle and ran off of the right side of the road. The motorcycle then went into a ditch and struck a culvert causing Drake to be ejected from the motorcycle. Drake was pronounced dead at the scene.
It is currently unknown if impairment played a factor in the crash. A toxicology test will be taken during an autopsy.
The crash remains under investigation.