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Motorcycle rider killed in late-night accident identified

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

Shreveport Police have identified a man who died in a late-night motorcycle crash in Shreveport.

It happened around 8:45 p.m. Saturday night on Preston Avenue.

Officers noticed a group of riders driving erratically around Shreveport-Barksdale highway.  When police tried to make contact, the motorcycles fled the scene.  

One rider, Lonnie Davis, 30, of Shreveport, drove down Knight street and turned on to Preston Avenue.  

An officer, who police say was not in pursuit, went looking for him.  As he was about to turn around, he saw a plume of smoke at the dead end of the street.  Officers say Davis ran into the dead-end of Preston Avenue, lost control and wrecked.  

He was rushed to LSU hospital where he later died. 

Accident investigators are still looking into the crash, but they feel speed was a factor in the accident.

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