Dec 19, 2010 4:03 PM
WESTLAKE, La. (AP) - Louisiana State Police are investigating a two-vehicle accident that killed a 32-year-old Lake Charles man.
Troopers say in a news release that Hector W. Rodriguez-Ocasio
was on a motorcycle Saturday traveling south on Louisiana Highway
378 north of Westlake in Calcasieu Parish.
The release says physical evidence shows he started to pass two
vehicles while one of them was about to turn left into a parking
lot. The motorcycle slid onto its left side and hit the vehicle
that was turning.
Troopers say Rodriquez-Ocasio had an approved helmet with him,
but it was not properly attached to his head. He was taken to a
local hospital and was pronounced dead on arrival.
The driver of the other vehicle had minor injuries.