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Motorcyclist killed in crash

Caddo deputies are on the scene of a fatality crash that occurred earlier tonight near the Texas-Louisiana state line, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.

The driver of the Kawasaki motorcycle was traveling at a high rate of speed around 7:30 p.m. when he exited I-20 at Exit 3. As he turned south onto Hwy. 169 from the ramp, he crossed the center line and collided with a northbound Lexus SUV. The motorcylist was thrown from his vehicle. He was taken to University Health by Fire District 3 but was pronounced dead at the hospital. The four occupants of the Lexus were not injured.

Caddo Sheriff's crash investigator Ken Davis said Waskom, Texas, police pursued the speeding motorcycle prior to the crash but had called off their pursuit near the state line.   

The name of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of his family. 

For questions regarding this press release, please contact Cindy Chadwick at (318) 681-0666

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