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Motorcyclist dies after running off the road in Tangipahoa Parish

According to troopers, the accident that left 52-year-old David Diddon dead happened in Tangipahoa on LA Hwy 1061 near Dummyline Road.
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FILE - This Sept. 25, 2020, file photo, shows a Louisiana State Police vehicle in Louisiana. New court filings show Louisiana State Police troopers joked in a group text about beating a Black man after a high-speed chase last year, saying the beating would give the man “nightmares for a long time.” The May 2020 arrest of Antonio Harris bears strong resemblance to the State Police pursuit a year earlier that ended in the still-unexplained death of Ronald Greene. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

TANGIPAHOA, La. — The Louisiana State Police Troop L is investigating a deadly motorcycle crash that claimed the life of a Kentwood man.

According to troopers, the accident that left 52-year-old David Diddon dead happened in Tangipahoa on LA Hwy 1061 near Dummyline Road.

The investigation began around 8:30 a.m. after Diddon ran off the road for reasons unknown, according to LSP.

Police said the motorcycle exited the road to the left side of the interstate and into an embankment where Diddon was ejected from the bike.

Investigators said the motorcyclist was wearing a DOT-approved helmet, but still sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead on the scene.

Blood samples were taken from Diddon for routine toxicology. The crash remains under investigation.