One-car wreck claims Ruston resident

Lincoln Parish – Saturday, shortly before 6:15 p.m., Louisiana State Police Troop F responded to a single-vehicle fatal crash on LA Hwy 822.  This crash claimed the life of 25-year-old Robert Martin from Ruston.

The initial investigation revealed a 2003 Yamaha Cobra motorcycle, driven by Martin, was traveling northbound on LA Hwy 822 around a left hand curve.  For reasons still under investigation, Martin failed to negotiate the curve and traveled off the roadway.  The motorcycle began to overturn and Martin was ejected.     

Martin, who was wearing an approved DOT helmet, was taken to a local hospital where he later died.  Toxicology samples were obtained and will be submitted for analysis. 

The crash remains under investigation.