Motorcyclist killed in Ascension Parish wreck Sunday

ASCENSION — A wreck on Sunday, June 25 in Ascension Parish claimed the life of a 47-yr-old.

State Police Troopers responded to a motorcycle crash on LA 1 near LA 943 in Ascension Parish.

Claudia Barraza, 47, of Rayne, was killed in the crash.

The investigation so far has revealed that Barraza was driving a 2019 Can-Am Ryker headed south on LA 1. For reasons still being investigated, Barraza ran off the road to the right, entered a ditch, and hit an embankment. The impact caused Barraza to be ejected from her motorcycle.

Barraza was wearing a DOT approved helmet. Despite that, she sustained serious injuries in the crash.

Barraza was transported to a local hospital but did not survive her injuries.

As part of the ongoing investigation, a toxicology sample was taken and will be submitted for analysis.

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