Collision claims life of Calhoun motorcyclist

By T. Scott Boatright

Shortly before 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday Louisiana State Police Troop F responded to a two-vehicle fatal crash on LA Hwy 151 just south U.S. Hwy 80 near Calhoun.

The crash claimed the life of 20-year-old Shane Rieger of Calhoun.

An initial investigation revealed a 2014 Kawasaki motorcycle, driven by Rieger, was traveling north on LA Hwy. 151 and had entered a slight right hand curve before, for reasons still under investigation, the motorcycle failed to negotiate the curve and traveled across the center line into the path of a 2010 Ford Explorer.

After the impact the motorcycle overturned, ejecting Rieger.

Rieger was reported to be wearing an approved DOT helmet. The driver of the Explorer, who was restrained, was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries.

A toxicology sample was obtained and submitted for analysis. The crash remains under investigation.

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