ETX man dies in Shreveport crash

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 12:32pm

Authorities have identified an East Texas man who died following a motorcycle crash last week in Shreveport.

On Saturday, officers were dispatched to two-vehicle crash in the 5100 block of Bert Kouns Industrial Loop involving a motorcycle and a truck. When authorities arrived on scene, they discovered a man driving a motorcycle had died following a collision with a pickup.

The cyclist was later identified Joseph Miciotto, 34, of Deberry, Texas.

Witnesses told police Miciotto was heading east on Bert Kouns Industrial Loop when the driver of the truck, Raymond Johnson, 81, of Shreveport, allegedly pulled out of a private lot into the path of Miciotto's vehicle. The motorcyclist then hit the driver's side of Johnson's truck.

Emergency crews arrived on scene shortly after the accident and pronounced Miciotto dead.

Johnson, who was not hurt in the wreck, was taken to an area hospital for standard toxicological test. While no cause has been given, investigators believe speed may have been a factor in the deadly crash.


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