- 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.


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