Lake Charles –
Early this morning at approximately 1:50 a.m. the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a call near the area of Miller Avenue and Smith Ferry Road in Westlake in reference to a motorcycle accident.
The investigation revealed the driver of the motorcycle, David A. Pitt, 40, Westlake, was traveling southbound on Miller Ave. when he lost control while attempting to negotiate a curve. The motorcycle traveled off the roadway into the ditch. He was transported to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. Pitt was wearing a helmet.
As mandated by state law, toxicology testing will be performed.
CPSO Lt. Bryan Guth is the lead investigator on this case.