NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -A man was killed in a motorcycle crash on Interstate 12 Thursday night.
According to State Police, the crash claimed the life of 53-year-old Edward E. Schwartz of Mandeville.
Troopers were dispatched to the crash on I-12 eastbound near LA 59.
Schwarz was riding a 1997 Honda Gold Wing motorcycle when he left the road and crashed into a tree, according to the report.
Schwarz was transported to Lakeview Regional Medical Center.
State Police say he was pronounced deceased shortly after his arrival.
According to the report, Schwarz was wearing a DOT approved motorcycle helmet when the crash occurred.
Troopers do not believe impairment was an issue, but initial findings have indicated that a medical condition could have been a contributing factor. The investigation is on-going.