- Associated Press - Thursday, July 21, 2016

JEFFERSON, La. (AP) - State police are investigating two separate fatal crashes in Jefferson Parish, both involving motorcycles.

Senior Trooper Melissa Matey says the first accident occurred shortly before 11 p.m. Wednesday on U.S. Highway 90. Matey says a motorcycle driven by 54-year-old Joey Mayeux, of Avondale, cross the median into the path of an SUV. She says Mayeux was ejected and died at the scene.

The second motorcycle accident happened early Thursday on Jefferson Highway.

Matey says 35-year-old James Newsom, of New Orleans, was traveling east when 32-year-old Crystal Ferguson, of Atlanta, walked across the road in front of Newsom.

Matey says Ferguson was taken to University Hospital and later pronounced dead.

Both crashes remain under investigation.

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