Slidell Area Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash

A 24 year old Slidell area man was killed yesterday afternoon when the motorcycle he was driving crashed along the side of Pine St. Extension in the Pearl River area.

Michael Deese (DOB: 6/2/1986) was travelling westbound at a high rate of speed on Pine St. Extension when he lost control of his motorcycle (Kawasaki, model unknown) and exited the roadway to the left (South).  He was vaulted approximately 100 feet westward, where he impacted a culvert at the intersection of Pine St. Extension and Easy St.

The Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call immediately after the crash (just after 5:30 PM) from a passing motorist and deputies arrived on the scene within minutes.  Deese was pronounced dead at the scene.

Traffic investigators are awaiting the results of toxicology testing; however, alcohol is not suspected as a contributing factor in Desse’s death.