A 24-year-old motorcyclist was killed Friday after being hit by a car on Airline Highway near the Ascension Parish line, Louisiana State Police reported.
Chad A. Brown of Geismar was driving a black Suzuki GSX 1000 motorcycle south on Airline near the intersection with Highland Road, troopers said in a news release.
A 2009 Lincoln Towncar struck Brown’s motorcycle as the car crossed Airline from a private driveway shortly before noon, troopers said.
Margaret M. Wingate, 77, of Baton Rouge, the driver of the Towncar, suffered moderate injuries, troopers said.
Brown and Wingate were taken to Baton Rouge General Hospital, troopers said. Brown was wearing a helmet and Wingate was wearing a seatbelt.
Troopers do not suspect that driver impairment was a factor in the crash but blood samples have been taken from Brown and Wingate for analysis, troopers said.