Oct 20, 2012 12:58 PM by katc

Vinton Man Dies After Motorcycle Crash in Calcasieu Parish

A Vinton man is dead after a car crash involving a motorcycle in Vinton. At about 10:00pm Friday night, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office was called to the scene of a traffic accident in the 4500 block of Gray Rd. in Vinton. The investigation revealed a single vehicle accident happened when a motorcycle was traveling westbound and failed to negotiate a curve, crossed the center line and skidded for about twenty feet, separating the driver from the motorcycle.

George M. Gilliam, 47 years old, of Vinton, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Coroner's Office. Alcohol is not suspected to be a factor in the accident; however, a toxicology report will be conducted as mandated by state law.



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