A French Settlement man is dead and a child is recovering after a motorcycle crash near Arnaudville.

That crash happened on Sunday around 3 p.m. on the North Portage Highway near Leblanc Drive

State troopers say Jerry Brewer and a child passenger were riding his motorcycle on private property when they jumped a ditch and landed on the highway. An oncoming pickup truck then hit the motorcycle. Brewer was taken to the hospital where he later died. The child’s injuries are described as non-life-threatening. Troopers say neither was wearing a helmet.

The crash remains under investigation.

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