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Two dead after motorcycle accident

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BELCHER, LA (KSLA) -Tragedy swept through Belcher River Road in Belcher, Louisiana Saturday, following a motorcycle rally.

A double fatal accident happened just before 7:30 p.m. according to Caddo deputies and witnesses.

A man who has now been identified by deputies as Randy Hankins and the child, 11-year-old Edward Savannah are now dead in what deputies describe as a head-on collision between a motorcycle and a small motorbike.

Deputies say that Hankins was riding the motorcycle. Hankins was transported to LSU Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Savannah was pronounced dead at the scene by the Caddo Parish coroner.

Shandrika Jackson, an attorney for the family involved in this tragic accident describes how the accident happened.

"This particular young boy was on his own personal little motor bike and they didn't see him and he turned in front of the actual motorcycle that the other motorist was riding," said Jackson.

Jackson serves as both the young boy's family attorney and the organization that was putting on the motorcycle rally attorney.

She says several bikers were wrapping up the 5th annual Two Wheels in Motion event in Belcher, where children were given the opportunity to take a ride on the motorcycles.

That's when Jackson says the boy smashed into the other biker.

The family remains in shock, still at the scene. Just one request from Jackson, "everyone to keep the family and friends in your prayers."

Jackson confirmed that Savannah was the cousin of the seven-year-old boy who just died two weeks ago, when he drowned with his grandfather while fishing at Nantucket Harbor Apartment Complex in Shreveport.

Deputies say that extraordinary speed was a contributing factor in this accident.

 

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