An Olla man died late Saturday night when his motorcycle hit a deer, according to Louisiana State Police.
Russell Reeder, 60, died at the scene of the collision, which happened about 11:50 p.m. on La. Highway 127 at Loop Road. He was driving the 2008 Harley Davidson southbound on La. 127 when a deer ran into the roadway.
Reeder couldn’t avoid the deer, reads the release. Both he and his passenger, 51-year-old Kisha T. Rockett of Columbia, were ejected.
Both were wearing helmets.
Rockett was taken to Rapides Regional Trauma Center in Alexandria for treatment of moderate injuries.
The crash remains under investigation. There have been 47 fatal crashes in Troop E in 2018 with 51 fatalities.
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