Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L are investigating a fatal two-vehicle crash on Wednesday (September 27, 2017) involving a motorcycle that occurred on LA 22 near the Tangipahoa and St. Tammany Parish lines and that claimed the life of Andrew Joseph Alessi (42) of Baton Rouge.
STPSO received several calls of a motorcycle traveling at a high rate of speed.The information was relayed to area law enforcement. Shortly thereafter, a patrol officer with the Madisonville Police Department observed the motorcycle and radar indicated the motorcycle was traveling 123 mph in a 35 mph zone. Soon afterwards, Troopers were notified of a crash. Henry J. Jacobs III (53) of Abita Springs was in the process of making a legal right turn when Alessi attempted to pass Jacobs’s truck on the right shoulder. After entering the shoulder, Alessi crashed into the right side of Jacobs truck and was ejected from his motorcycle.
Alessi suffered severe injuries and was transported to North Oaks Health Systems by Acadian Ambulance and later died from his injuries.