Sulphur Motorcyclist Killed in Single-Vehicle Crash in Vernon Parish
Sulphur Motorcyclist Killed in Single Vehicle Crash in Vernon Parish
Pitkin – On July 20, 2019, Louisiana State Troopers responded to the crash around 11:10 a.m., which occurred on LA Hwy 113, south of Pitkin. The crash involved a 2012 Harley Davidson motorcycle, driven by Jerry A. Scalisi, 71, of Sulphur. The Harley was northbound on LA Hwy 113 when Scalisi lost control and exited the right side of the roadway. After exiting the roadway, the motorcycle overturned and he was ejected.
Scalisi was wearing a helmet, but was pronounced dead.
Routine toxicology tests are pending. The crash remains under investigation.
Although not all crashes are survivable, properly utilizing safety equipment, like approved motorcycle helmets and seat belts, decreases your risk of serious injury or death.
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Troop E Troopers have investigated 26 fatal crashes in 2019, resulting in 28 fatalities.
M/T Daniel “Scott” Moreau
Louisiana State Police
Public Affairs Section – Alexandria Region
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