Livingston man dies after running motorcyle into trailer being towed by pickup


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A Livingston man was killed Saturday when his motorcycle plowed into the back of a  a flatbed trailer being towed by a pickup truck, State Police said.

Elton Stafford, 63, was traveling westbound on La. 42 east of La. 441 on a Harley Davidson motorcycle when the fatal crash happened shortly before 3 p.m., Trooper Taylor Scrantz said. 

Investigators said Stafford, for reasons that are still under investigation, struck the rear of a flatbed trailer behind a 2008 Ford F-150 truck in front of him.

He was ejected from the motorcycle and suffered fatal injuries although he was wearing a Department of Transportation approved helmet. He was pronounced dead at the scene, State Police said.

Impairment is unknown on the part of Stafford, but a toxicology sample was taken from him for analysis, State Police said.

The driver of the Ford was properly restrained and was not injured. He was given a chemical breath test and showed no signs of impairment, State Police said. 

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