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Franklinton man dies in Sunday motorcycle crash on LA 450

Posted: Sunday, February 18, 2018 | Views: 16354

Franklinton man dies in Sunday motorcycle crash on LA 450
From Louisiana State Police:
FRANKLINTON---At approximately 9:00 AM on Sunday, February 18, 2018, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L investigated a fatal motorcycle crash on LA 450 north of LA 10 in Washington Parish.

The crash has claimed the life of 47-year-old Matthew A. Bilello of Franklinton.

The initial investigation has led Troopers to determine that the crash occurred as Bilello was riding a 2003 Harley Davidson motorcycle northbound on LA 450.

For reasons still under investigation, Bilello failed to negotiate a left-hand curve. As Bilello traveled through the curve, his motorcycle traveled off the right side of the roadway. Bilello was ejected from the motorcycle and struck a culvert.

Despite wearing a DOT approved helmet, Bilello sustained fatal injuries in the crash. He was pronounced deceased on scene by the Washington Parish Coroner’s Office.

Impairment is not considered as a contributing factor in this crash.