HAMMOND, La. - A 51-year-old motorcyclist died in a single-vehicle accident when his bike left an off ramp on I-12 and eventually slammed into a tree, State Police said Sunday.
The crash occurred between midnight and 2 a.m. on the exit ramp from I-12 to Pumpkin Center Road.
According to State Police spokesman Nick Manale, State Police were alerted to the crash scene Sunday just before noon.
The victim was identified as Daniel Reno of Hammond.
Manale said Reno was exiting on his motorcycle when it ran off the left side of the off-ramp and continued for approximately 200 feet before hitting a tree and coming to rest.
Manale said Reno was wearing a helmet at the time. Toxicology tests will be performed.