Alexandria motorcycle driver killed in vehicle crash

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ALEXANDRIA, La. (APD) - On Friday, Sept. 6, the Alexandria Police Department responded to a vehicle crash around 7:45 p.m. at Casson Street and Sixth Street in which a man was thrown from his motorcycle.

Scene of a fatal motorcycle accident at Casson Street and Sixth Street in Alexandria. | Photo Source: KALB

The crash occurred when another vehicle made a turn and struck the motorcycle, driven by Allan Murrell, 53, of Alexandria.

Emergency personnel responded to the scene, and Murrell was transported to a local hospital for treatment. However, he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The investigating officers determined that the motorcycle was traveling in the left-hand lane of Casson Street and the other vehicle was traveling in the center lane.

The second vehicle, a 4-door car, made an improper left turn from the center lane, causing the crash.

Traffic investigators will obtain chemical samples from both drivers to test for intoxication.

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