Motorcyclist killed after striking another vehicle

Motorcyclist killed after striking another vehicle
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POSTED: Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - 12:30pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - 12:34pm

A Houma man driving a motorcycle died after hitting another vehicle in Terrebonne Parish.

The incident occured shortly after 6:00 p.m. on July 23.

The investigation revealed that a 2003 Kawasaki KX250 off road motorcycle was traveling north on LA 316, driven by  Shane Alexander, 32. After coming out of a right hand curve in the roadway, the motorcycle crossed the centerline of LA 316 and hit the left front fender of a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado.

After striking the truck, Alexander was ejected from the motorcycle. Alexander, who was not wearing a US D.O.T. helmet, was transported to Terrebonne General Hospital where he was pronounced dead from his injuries sustained in the crash.

The driver of the Silverado, Tony Martin, 46, of Bourg, was wearing a seat belt and was not injured in the crash.

Alcohol impairment is not suspected to be a factor in the crash. Martin submitted to a breath test and was cleared of any alcohol involvement. Routine toxicology tests are pending for Alexander. This crash remains under investigation.

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