MAUREPAS – A single-vehicle crash involving a motorcycle claimed the life of a 64-year-old Bridge City man Saturday afternoon.
According to Louisiana State Police, the crash occurred around 3:00 p.m. on LA Hwy. 22 east of LA Hwy. 16 in Livingston Parish.
64-year-old Wayne W. Whitfield of Bridge City died as a result of the crash, according to State Police.
Through the initial investigation, State Police determined that the crash occurred as Whitfield was traveling westbound on LA Hwy 22 on a 1997 Harley Davidson motorcycle.
For unknown reasons, as Whitfield entered a right-hand curve his Harley ran off of the roadway to the left. Upon leaving the roadway the Harley entered into a ditch, and Whitfield was ejected as a result, according to State Police.
Whitfield was wearing a DOT approved helmet but suffered serious injuries as a result of the crash. He was transported from the scene via Acadian AirMed to North Oaks Hospital where he later succumbed to those injuries.
Impairment is not suspected and a toxicology sample was taken from Whitfield. The crash remains under investigation, State Police said.