Springfield – This afternoon, shortly after 1:00 p.m., Troopers with Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a motorcycle crash on LA 42 at Pardue Road in Livingston Parish. The crash ultimately claimed the life of 51-year-old Salvatore Caserta Jr. of Maurepas.
The initial investigation revealed that Caserta was driving a 2016 Indian Scout motorcycle headed west on LA 42. For reasons still being investigated, Caserta lost control of the motorcycle and exited the roadway to the right. As a result, Caserta was ejected from the motorcycle.
Despite wearing an DOT approved helmet, Caserta sustained serious injuries in the crash. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased. As part of the ongoing investigation, a toxicology sample was obtained from Caserta and will be submitted for analysis. This crash remains under investigation.
Whether on motorcycle or in a vehicle, drivers should make good decisions while traveling on the roadway. Obeying all traffic control signs and signals, maintaining the speed limit, wearing a seatbelt when riding in a vehicle, and never driving while impaired, fatigued, or distracted can often mean the difference between life and death.
TPR Christian Reed
Louisiana State Police – Troop A
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