Geismar man dies in motorcycle crash

Staff reports

A Geismar man died Sunday afternoon in a motorcycle crash in Ascension Parish, according to Louisiana State Police spokesperson Trooper Russell Graham.

Witnesses reported Alphonzo Massey, 39, was traveling at a high rate of speed south on Hwy. 940 south of Hwy. 44 when he lost control of the 2003 Suzuki motorcycle and struck a culvert, Graham said.

Massey was wearing a DOT-approved helmet and alcohol use is not suspected to have been a factor,  though troopers have submitted a blood sample to the State Police Crime Lab for chemical analysis, Graham said.