Motorcycle crash claims Greenville native’s life

Published 1:02 pm Friday, December 30, 2011

A motorcycle crash near Franklinton, La., Wednesday claimed the life of a Greenville native.

According to police reports, Richard Miller, 32, lost control of his 2000 Harley Davidson motorcycle after failing to negotiate a left-hand curve while traveling eastbound on LA 10. As the motorcycle fell onto its right side, Miller was ejected from the bike, which slid across the double yellow centerline and came to rest in the westbound lane of LA 10. The crash occurred at approximately 3:30 p.m. approximately six miles west of Franklinton near the intersection of Erwin Road in Washington Parish.

Following the accident Miller, a resident of Carriere, Miss., was transported to Riverside Medical Center, and due to the severity of his injuries, was later transferred to University Hospital in New Orleans where he succumbed to his injuries.

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Funeral Services for Miller will be held Wednesday, Jan. 4, at 11 a.m. at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Bogalusa, La. Visitation will be Tuesday, Jan. 3 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at McDonald Funeral Home in Picayune, Miss.