Motorcyclist dies in Tangipahoa Parish crash

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Posted on November 19, 2012 at 4:55 PM

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HAMMOND, La. -- Louisiana State Police are investigating a fatal accident involving a motorcyclist Monday morning in Tangipahoa Parish.

The accident happened around 7 a.m. a half a mile north of U.S. 190.

Christopher Kelly, 22, died in the accident. He was riding a 2007 Yamaha when a 1999 Cadillac Escalade, driven by 49-year-old Linda Atkins, made a left turn into the path of Kelley's bike.

Atkins faces charges of failure to yield while turning left and negligent homicide. She was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crush and wasn't injured.

Kelly, who was wearing a DOT certified helmet, was transported to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police don't suspect either driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, but toxicology results are pending.

 

 

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