Motorcycle driver dies in Ascension Parish crash after colliding with pick-up truck


BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — A Geismar man died Friday morning after his motorcycle collided with a pick-up truck on LA Hwy 3089 in Donaldsonville.

According to Louisiana State Police, the crash happened around 5 a.m. when 26-year-old Ryan Andrade was driving a 2019 Kawasaki motorcycle at high rate of speed. He was traveling westbound when, for reasons still under investigation, a pick-up truck failed to properly yield and entered the westbound lane in Andrade’s path, according to LSP.

The motorcycle struck the pick-up truck’s passenger side door.

Andrade was wearing a DOT-approved helmet but still died at the scene, according to LSP.

The 21-year-old driver of the pick-up truck was properly restrained and was not injured.

Toxicology samples were obtained from both drivers for analysis. The investigation is ongoing, and charges may be pending, according to LSP.


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