Motorcyclists dies in Airline Highway crash

A Prairieville man was killed after his motorcycle collided with a car on Airline Highway about 4:05 p.m. Friday, a State Police spokesman said.

Trooper First Class Jared Sandifer said Kyle J. Meyers, 25, was traveling south on Airline, just south of Pecue Lane, on his 2012 Kawasaki motorcycle when June D. Girlinghouse, 78, of Baton Rouge, was turning left out of the Price Leblanc Toyota dealership at 13200
Airline into the northbound lane.

Sandifer said the driver of the 2009 Nissan Altima told police she did not see Meyers when she was turning out of the dealership and Meyers slammed into her car.

Meyers was pronounced dead at the scene by the East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner’s Office, Sandifer said.

He said Meyers was wearing a helmet.

Sandifer said troopers do not suspect impairment was a factor in the accident, but samples from both drivers were sent to the State Police Crime Lab for investigation. He said the driver of the car was not cited but that the investigation is ongoing.