Ruston man mortally hurt in motorcycle wreck
He was ejected as motorcycle began to overturn after failing to negotiate a curve, LSP says
LINCOLN PARISH, La. (KSLA) — A Lincoln Parish man died after being injured in a motorcycle crash.
Authorities have identified him as 25-year-old Robert Martin.
The Ruston resident was driving a 2003 Yamaha Cobra north on Louisiana Highway 822 when the single-vehicle accident occurred shortly before 6:15 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6.
A statement released Sunday by Louisiana State Police Troop F says investigators still are working to determine why Martin’s motorcycle failed to negotiate a left-hand curve, causing the bike to run off the road. Martin, who was wearing an approved helmet, was ejected as the motorcycle began to overturn.
Martin was taken to a local hospital, where he later died.
As is required in such investigations, toxicology samples were obtained and will be submitted for analysis.
LSP’s Troop F has investigated 52 fatal crashes resulting in 62 deaths in 2001.
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