State Police said one motorcyclist was killed and another was injured Sunday when a tree limb fell and struck them while they were riding near French Settlement.
Travis Lessard, 53, was riding a Harley Davidson alongside his brother, Joseph Lessard, 52, on La. 22 east of La. 16 at about 1:30 p.m. when the limb fell, said Trooper 1st Class Jared Sandifer, a State Police spokesman.
Travis Lessard, of Gonzales, was pronounced dead at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Gonzales while Joseph Lessard, of Maurepas, was taken to a Baton Rouge Hospital with serious injuries, Sandifer said.
Both riders were wearing their helmets and neither was suspected of driving while intoxicated, Sandifer said.