Walker police try to determine how cyclist died

Police are seeking information about an apparent motorcycle accident after a Denham Springs man was found dead near his overturned bike along an Interstate 12 entrance ramp early Sunday.

Officers responded to a 911 call regarding a possible crash at the Walker westbound ramp around 3 a.m. Sunday and found the body of Jonathan Dale Free, 30, a short distance from an overturned motorcycle with its headlight still illuminated, Walker police Capt. John Sharp said Monday.

An autopsy is planned.

Police are seeking witnesses to the accident, Sharp said. The motorist who reported the wreck to 911 did not see it happen. Anyone with information can contact Walker police at (225) 664-3125.