Motorcyclist dies Sunday morning in Central City crash

NEW ORLEANS -- A motorcyclist has died following a crash Sunday morning in a Central City.

According to NOPD, the unidentified rider on a green and black Triumph was going down Jackson Avenue just after 9 a.m. and was traveling at a high rate of speed when he crashed into an SUV crossing at South Derbigny Street.

Police said the man driving the motorcycle was ejected from the vehicle. He was taken to a nearby hospital by EMS but died from his injuries. The motorcycle operator was not wearing any protective gear, police said.

The SUV's driver was not injured and has not been charged in relation to the crash at this time.

The investigation into this crash is ongoing.

Traffic Fatality Investigator Anthony Pontiff is in charge of the ongoing investigation and can be reached at 658-6215 with any information regarding this incident.

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