Motorcycle accident

BOSSIER CITY, La. - Bossier City police are investigating a vehicle accident involving a motorcycle.

The Bossier City Police Department tells KTBS that around 10 p.m., Friday police and fire crews were called to the 4900 block of Barksdale Boulevard for the accident.

Police say the driver of the motorcycle, Marcus Richardson,34, of Bossier City, was transported to Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport. He was pronounced dead at the hospital. 

The Bossier City Police Accident Investigation Team found that Richardson was travelling south on Barksdale Boulevard at a high rate of speed when he struck the rear of a mid-sized SUV, lost control of the motorcycle, and slid.

Speed is suspected to be a factor in the crash. The driver of the SUV was uninjured. Impairment is not suspected on the part of the SUV driver. No citations were issued. It is unknown if there was impairment on Richardson’s part.

The accident remains under investigation.

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