St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office investigating fatal accident

Posted: February 8th, 2021 | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , ,

St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office investigating fatal accident
involving a four-wheeler and dirt bike in Poydras

The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal crash involving two off-road motorized vehicles that claimed the life of a teenager this weekend in Poydras, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

On Sunday, Feb. 7, at approximately 5:15 p.m., Sheriff Pohlmann said, deputies responded to a call for service following an accident involving a four-wheeler and a dirt bike along the Mississippi River levee near the 7500 block of Saro Lane in Poydras.

When deputies arrived on the scene, they found a 16-year-old male unconscious and suffering from injuries he sustained when the dirt bike he was riding collided with a four-wheeler driven by a 13-year-old male.

During the investigation, deputies learned a group of teens had been riding motorized vehicles along the levee when the two teens crashed into each other.

The 16 year old was transported to University Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries. The 13 year old was treated at an area hospital for non-life threatening injuries and was released.

The investigation is ongoing.

“We are saddened for this family to have lost a loved one in this way, especially at such a young age,” the Sheriff said. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to them during this difficult time.”