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May 18, 2014 8:50 PM

Man dies in single motorcycle crash on Siegen Lane

The Louisiana State Police are investigating a fatal accident which involved a single motorcycle.

The accident happened on Sunday afternoon just after 1 p.m. on Siegen Lane. According to State Police, the crash took the life of 72 year old Thomas W. Duke of Sunshine, LA.

Duke was riding a 2002 Harley Davidson south on Siegen Lane, when his motorcycle veered right off the roadway, struck the concrete curb and was ejected him from the motorcycle.

Duke was wearing a helmet, but it was not a D.O.T. approved helmet. He suffered fatal injuries from the crash.

Investigators do not suspect impairment is the factor in the crash. It is suspected that driver distraction may have been a factor.

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