- Associated Press - Friday, February 13, 2015

ST. BERNARD, La. (AP) - State police are investigating a fatal moped-van accident in St. Bernard Parish.

The accident happened on Louisiana Highway 300 in the St. Bernard community.

Trooper Melissa Matey says 33-year-old Joshua Drakain died Thursday when a van turned into the path of his moped.

Matey says Drakain was taken to the Interim LSU Hospital Level 1 Trauma Center where he was pronounced dead.

Matey said in a news release that Drakain was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

She says the accident remains under investigation and criminal charges are pending.


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