LAFAYETTE — Lafayette Police have identified the victim in an early Thursday morning motorcycle crash that remains under investigation, authorities said.
Justin R. Rice of Abbeville died at an area hospital around 7 p.m., said Cpl. Paul Mouton, Lafayette Police Department spokesman. A police officer found the 20-year-old on Foreman Drive around 1:13 a.m. Thursday after the cyclist crossed the center line and crashed his motorcycle into a mailbox, Mouton said.
Traffic investigators are encouraging anyone who may have witnessed the crash to contact the Lafayette Police Department, Mouton said.