A Maurice man died in a two-vehicle collision shortly before 6 p.m. Tuesday on La. 92 in Vermilion Parish, according to Louisiana State Police.
Brandon Demette, 22, was traveling west on La. 92 on a 2006 Kawasaki motorcycle and as he approached Pressley Road, a truck driven by Sheldon Forest, 57, of Duson, and pulling both a trailer and a vehicle, began to make a left turn onto La. 92 from Pressley Road, State Police said in a news release.
The truck was struck in the rear by the motorcycle, State Police said. Demette, who was thrown from the motorcycle, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Vermilion Parish Coroner’s Office.
Forest, who was not injured, was administered a chemical breath test and the results indicated he was not impaired, State Police said. It is unknown if Demette was impaired at the time of the crash. Routine toxicology samples have been submitted to the Louisiana State Police Crime lab for analysis.