INDEPENDENCE – State Police say one person is dead after a three-vehicle crash involving a motorcycle on I-55 Saturday morning.
According to Louisiana State Police, the crash happened around 1:48 a.m. on I-55 two miles north of LA 40 in Tangipahoa Parish.
Investigators say a 2005 Kawasaki motorcycle, driven by 32-year-old Geza Ray Kovach Jr., was traveling north on I-55 when it sustained a “tire failure” and crashed. The motorcycle and Kovach were struck by two different vehicles.
The Tangipahoa Parish Coroner’s Office pronounced Kovach dead at the scene.
The drivers of the two other vehicles were not hurt in the crash. Blood samples taken from both drivers will be sent to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis. Police say impairment is not suspected to be a factor in the crash.
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