Weekend crash kills motorcyclist

Monday, April 4, 2011 - 12:50pm

A motorcyclist was killed Saturday afternoon after a two-vehicle crash at Benton Road and I-220.

Witnesses say the motorcyclist was driving south on Benton Road when an SUV drove into their path, causing the motorcycle to crash into the SUV.

It happened shortly before 3 p.m.

The driver of the SUV, 76-year old Manfred Kurt Johncher of Bossier City, was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Johncher was ticketed for failure to yield. A blood test will also be given to determine if alcohol was a factor in the crash.

The motorcyclist has been identified as 53-year old James C. White Jr. of Bossier City.

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