A collision about noon on Friday left a motorcyclist dead in Union Parish, LA.
Louisiana State Police Troop F responded to the accident on Louisiana 2 near Century Road, about 5 miles northwest of Sterlington.
The crash claimed the life of Mark Flowers, 62, of West Monroe.
The preliminary investigation revealed a 2012 Harley Davidson, operated by Flowers, was traveling eastbound on Louisiana 2 behind a 2000 Ford Mustang. An uninvolved and unidentified third vehicle, traveling ahead of the Mustang, stopped before making a left turn onto Century Road. The Mustang stopped for the turning vehicle and then continued eastbound after the uninvolved vehicle completed its turn. For reasons still under investigation, Flowers engaged the motorcycle’s brakes for a short distance before the motorcycle was laid down. This action separated Flowers from the motorcycle, and Flowers struck the rear of the Mustang.
Flowers was wearing an approved DOT helmet; however, he sustained life-threatening injuries. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Toxicology samples were obtained and submitted for analysis.
The drivers of the two vehicles were not identified in the report.