St. Martin

Oct 16, 2011 11:40 PM by Chris Welty

Name Released in Fatal Accident

We now know the name of the victim involved in the fatal motorcycle accident on Highway 90 Sunday evening.

Louisiana State Police say that 35 year old Jeremy Latiola of New Iberia was traveling on US 90 Eastbound when he hit the back of an 18-Wheeler. Troopers say the truck was exiting a truck stop along US 90 east of LA 92 when it crossed the eastbound lanes of US 90 and stopped in the median, preparing to turn west on US 90. The motorcycle struck the side of the truck that was protruding in the lane.

Latiola was ejected and he was wearing a helmet.

The driver of the truck is charged with failure to yield at a stop sign with enhanced penalty for a fatal injury.

Alcohol is not suspected to be a factor in this crash.



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