Fatal crash involving motorcycle on service road in Port Allen

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PORT ALLEN, La. (The West Side Journal) – On Monday, the West Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office was called too the scene of a fatal crash involving a motorcycle on the LA-1 service road near Family Dollar in Port Allen, according to authorities. 

The crash claimed the life of a 34-year-old man. 

Lt. Ken Albarez said Ray Bryant, Jr. was headed southbound on LA-1 on a motorcycle when a car crossed the highway from the west side headed to Hubben’s.

Bryant struck the side of the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver told authorities he never saw Bryant.  

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The West Side Journal, located in Port Allen, Louisiana serves as the official journal of West Baton Rouge Parish. The newspaper’s roots run deep in the West Baton Rouge community, as the earliest dates of publication reach back to the mid-1800s.

The current editor is Breanna Smith, an alumna of Louisiana State University's Manship School of Mass Communication and native of Baton Rouge. Contributing writers to the Journal are members of the West Side community.

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