1 dead in Plank Road motorcycle accident

A 25-year-old man was killed Saturday night when he crashed into a car that pulled in front of his motorcycle on Plank Road, according to a Baton Rouge Police Department news release.

Lorenzo Williams, 6680 Hanks Drive, was riding his 2009 Suzuki motorcycle north on Plank Road at 7:20 p.m. when Randal Thomas, 28, turned onto Plank Road from Ford Street and drove his vehicle in front of Williams’ motorcycle, the release says.

Williams was taken to the hospital but later died from his injuries, the release says.

Thomas, 5139 Baker Blvd., was given a citation for failure to yield from a stop sign, the release says.