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Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputies investigate fatal crash involving motorcycle and SUV

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METAIRIE, Louisiana — Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputies are investigation a fatal crash involving a motorcycle and SUV.

The accident happened Thursday night on Clearview Parkway just north Interstate 10.

Colonel John N. Fortunato says an SUV driven by 26-year-old Darwin Ferrera, of Metairie, made a left turn onto the I-10 Service Road and was struck by a southbound motorcycle driven Ewin Zelaya.

Fortunato says Zelaya was taken to East Jefferson General Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Fortunato said the accident was witnessed by state Trooper Carla Billiot.

She says Ferrera attempting to flee the scene of the accident, but had to stop because of the motorcycle being wedged under his SUV.

Ferrera was booked with vehicular homicide and several other traffic violations.

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