Brent Badeaux, 28, was riding his motorcycle north on Barataria Boulevard just before noon when the accident happened. At the intersection of Promenade Boulevard, the motorcyclist was struck by a vehicle turning left at the intersection.
The Times-Picayune reports that the motorcyclist crashed into the side of the vehicle and was ejected from his motorcycle. Badeaux was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver, 28-year-old Jessica Martin, was arrested and charged with negligent homicide, failure to yield, and having no license plate.
Officials believe driver distraction was a factor in the fatal motorcycle wreck. The Times-Picayune reports that speed and impairment do not appear to have played a role, but the crash investigation is ongoing.
The following information is provided by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).