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Motorcyclist killed in Hwy 27 crash identified

Published: Dec. 31, 2021 at 8:12 PM CST
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Sulphur, LA (KPLC) - Louisiana State Police is investigating a fatal two-vehicle crash on Hwy 27 at High Hope Road Friday evening, said Troop D spokesperson Derek Senegal.

A 2005 Ford SUV was traveling west on High Hope Road and the driver failed to yield at a posted stop sign at the intersection of Hwy 27, Senegal said.

A 2001 Honda motorcycle, driven by Ronald F. Dupuis, 73, of DeQuincy, was traveling north on Hwy 27 and struck the Ford at the intersection, Senegal said. Dupuis was ejected from the motorcycle.

Dupuis, who was wearing a DOT approved helmet, sustained serious injuries, Senegal said. He was transported to a local hospital where he died of his injuries.

The Ford driver was properly restrained and not injured. Impairment is not suspected, but toxicology samples were obtained and submitted for analysis, Senegal said.

The crash remains under investigation.

Troop D investigated 33 fatal crashes resulting in 34 deaths in 2021.

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