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Mar 26, 2012 9:07 AM by AP

Update: Westlake man dies in 2 vehicle crash

WESTLAKE, La. (AP) - State police say a Westlake man was killed when his motorcycle was struck head-on by a car.

The accident happened at 7:24 a.m. Sunday on La. Highway 379 about 2 miles west of Westlake.

Investigating troopers say an 18-wheeler heading east had stopped at a railroad crossing. The 18-wheeler began to accelerate away from the railroad crossing when two eastbound vehicles passed the truck.

The first vehicle passed successfully. The second passing vehicle, driven by a 16-year-old, struck a westbound motorcycle driven by 57-year-old James Loniello.

Loniello, who was wearing a helmet, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Teen was issued a citation for improper passing. Trooper say additional charges are possible.

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