- Associated Press - Saturday, April 8, 2017

HICKS, La. (AP) - Louisiana State Police say a man killed in a motorcycle crash near Hicks appears to have been traveling at high speed.

The Alexandria Daily Town Talk reports (https://townta.lk/2nW9WeN ) 22-year-old Austin T. Chandler of Leesville died Friday after losing control of his Kawasaki motorcycle on state Highway 121.

A news release by state police said Chandler crashed while crossing a bridge at high speed and hit a guard wall on the side of the road. Chandler was thrown off the motorcycle and died, even though he was wearing a helmet.

State police said the crash remains under investigation and routine toxicology tests are being performed.

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Information from: Alexandria Daily Town Talk, https://www.thetowntalk.com

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