DUSON, La. (AP) — Authorities say a 54-year-old Scott man died when his motorcycle struck a car in Acadia Parish

The accident happened just before 10:30 p.m. Thursday on La. Highway 343 north of Duson.

Master Trooper Brooks David Emile J. Sonnier (SOHN'-yat) was riding his motorcycle southbound on Highway 343 when a car made a left turn in front of him.

David said the bike hit the right side of the car causing the motorcycle to travel off the roadway, through a ditch and ejecting Sonnier.

Troopers say Sonnier was taken to a nearby hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

David says the driver of the car was issued a ticket for improper turn.

The accident remains under investigation.


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