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LSP: Fatal crash involving motorcycle on Hwy 22 in Livingston Parish

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Friday, August 2, 2013 - 5:24pm

A St. Amant man is dead after hitting another vehicle while driving a motorcycle.

The crash took the life of Michael A. Skinner, 29, of St. Amant. The crash happened when he was riding a 2004 Yamaha motorcycle southbound on LA 22. At the same time, Ashley Petho, 19, of Maurepas was driving southbound on LA 22.

Skinner attempted to pass the car in a no-passing zone at the same time that Petho was attempting to make a left hand turn off of LA 22. Skinner’s motorcycle struck the driver’s side of Petho’s car, and Skinner was ejected from his motorcycle.

Skinner was not wearing a safety helmet and suffered fatal injuries from the crash.

Impairment on his part is suspected, and Troopers have submitted a toxicology sample from him to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis. Petho was properly restrained and suffered only minor injuries in the crash.

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