POSTED: Saturday, November 2, 2013 - 6:00pm
UPDATED: Saturday, November 2, 2013 - 6:04pm
IBERIA PARISH, LA (NBC33) — Sheriff Louis Ackal advises that on November 2, 2013 at approximately 2:38 a.m. deputies with the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office responded to vehicle fatality near the intersection of East St. Peter Street and Bank Street within the City of New Iberia.
Upon deputies arrival they observed a single vehicle crash involving a motorcycle. Deputies believe the driver of the motorcycle was headed East on St. Peter Street and lost control of the vehicle causing the motorcycle to leave the roadway. According to deputies the driver was then ejected from the motorcycle and struck an object.
Deputies stated the driver had no signs consistent with life upon their arrival. The Iberia Parish Coroner's Office arrived on scene a short time later and advised that the driver was deceased. The driver of the motorcycle was identified Alex Ricks, 21, of Houma, LA.
The Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office Traffic Unit has an ongoing investigation involving the incident and toxicology results are pending.