Springhill man killed in motorcycle crash

Springhill man killed in motorcycle crash

SPRINGHILL, LA (KSLA) - Louisiana State Police are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash that happened in Springhill, LA Sunday evening.

Police say the crash happened around 7 p.m. on Springhill Airport Road about a mile south of LA 157 in Springhill.

According to the preliminary investigation, a 2005 Harley Davidson motorcycle, driven by 49-year-old Stephen Ray Mickens of Springhill, was northbound on Springhill Airport Road.

Police say for reasons still under investigation, he failed to negotiate a curve, left the roadway and was ejected.

Mickens was taken to University Health where he died from injuries.

At this time, police say it is unknown if Mickens was wearing a helmet.

A toxicology sample was taken from Mickens and will be submitted for analysis.

Impairment and speed are suspected factors.

This crash remains under investigation.

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