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Rayville man injured in motorcycle crash

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RAYVILLE, La., (KNOE 8 News) - 54-year-old Danny L. Whitstine of Rayville has been seriously injured after losing control of his motorcycle.

The preliminary investigation by State Troopers revealed that a 2013 Harley-Davidson motorcycle, driven by a 54-year-old Danny L. Whitstine of Rayville, was traveling east on Louisiana Highway 134 when Whitstine lost control of the vehicle in a slight curve. The motorcycle ran off the right side of the road and ejected the driver.

Whitstine was wearing a helmet that has not been approved by the U.S. Department of Transportation. He was transported to the hospital in Delhi with serious injuries.

Impairment is not suspected. A toxicology sample was obtained and will be submitted for analysis. The crash remains under investigation.

While the exact cause of this crash has not yet been determined, inattentive and distracted driving continue to be leading causes of crashes in our state.  More information on distracted driving may be found online at www.distration.gov.

Motorcycle awareness license plates are available through the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles.  Please visit their website at www.expresslane.org for more information.   Funds generated from the purchase of the plates will be used by the Motorcycle Awareness Campaign to increase awareness and promote/support training and education efforts for motorcyclists

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