- Associated Press - Saturday, January 31, 2015

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Police say a Crowley man died in the wreck that caused an hours-long traffic snarl Friday on the Interstate 10 Mississippi River bridge in Baton Rouge.

Baton Rouge police Saturday identified the man as 47-year-old Roger Bentley. They say Bentley lost control of his 2003 Honda motorcycle about 1:45 p.m. Friday just after crossing into Baton Rouge heading eastbound.

The motorcycle struck the rear of an 18-wheeler, and Bentley was thrown into the adjoining lane and struck by the trailer of another 18-wheeler carrying vehicles.

Police say they suspect Bentley was under the influence of alcohol. The truck drivers do not currently face charges.

Eastbound I-10 was closed for almost six hours, with traffic being detoured to the U.S. 190 bridge, and one lane of westbound I-10 was also closed.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide