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MARRERO -- A fatal motorcycle crash at the intersection of 4th Street and Nicholson Place is being investigated by Jefferson parish officials Thursday.

Twenty-one-year-old Renis M. Waters, III of Westwego, was traveling westbound on 4th Street approaching the intersection of Nicholson Place, when his 2002 Honda motorcycle made contact with the pick-up truck., according to a report from Sgt. George Gutierrez at 8:10 a.m.

The driver pick-up, identified as a 29 year-old man from Westwego, was turning westbound from Nicholson Place on to 4th Street, and the motorcycle struck the driver's side of his vehicle, police said.

Waters was pronounced dead on the scene, Sheriff Newell Normand said.

Witnesses reported seeing the motorcyclist riding at a high rate of speed doing a wheelie just before hitting the truck. No charges have been filed against the driver of the pick-up truck, and authorities said the Jefferson Parish District Attorney's Office will be consulted in this matter.

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