New Orleans firefighter dies in motorcycle accident Sunday night _lowres

Corey Smith

A New Orleans firefighter was killed in a motorcycle accident in Plaquemines Parish Sunday night, according to a police report.

Corey Smith, a four year firefighter assigned to Engine 39 on the 1st platoon, died when his 2008 Suzuki Hayabusa motorcycle ran off the road striking a metal pole then hit a culvert.

Smith was transported to Ochsner Medical Center Westbank where he was pronounced dead. He was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

Police said speed is a factor and impairment is unknown and pending the completion of an autopsy.