Speed cited in motorcycle crash that killed Leesville man

Apr 10, 2017

Louisiana State Police say a man killed in a motorcycle crash near Hicks appears to have been traveling at high speed.


The Alexandria Daily Town Talk reports 22-year-old Austin T. Chandler of Leesville died Friday after losing control of his Kawasaki motorcycle on state Highway 121.


A news release by state police said Chandler crashed while crossing a bridge at high speed and hit a guard wall on the side of the road. Chandler was thrown off the motorcycle and died, even though he was wearing a helmet.


State police said the crash remains under investigation and routine toxicology tests are being performed.