TANGIPAHOA PARISH, LA. (THECOUNT) — Christopher Jay Acosta Jr, of Kentwood, Louisiana, has been identified as the victim in a Monday night fatal motorcycle crash in Tangipahoa Parish.

Acosta, 34, was killed in a single-motorcycle crash near Independence Monday night.


According to reports, Acosta was operating a Harley Davidson motorcycle on LA-1054 near Louisiana 40 in Independence, when for unknown reasons, the bike crossed centerlines and exited the roadway around 7:30 p.m. Monday. The bike then entered a culvert ejecting the rider.

Acosta was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead of blunt force trauma injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Tangipahoa Parish is a parish located in the southeast of the U.S. state of Louisiana. As of the 2010 census, the population was 121,097. The parish seat is Amite City, while the largest city is Hammond. Southeastern Louisiana University is located in Hammond – Wikipedia.