Motorcyclists Succumbs to Injuries in Tangipahoa Parish Crash
HAMMOND, LA - April 13, 2020 – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports at approximately 5:04 p.m. on April 10, 2020, deputies from responded to a motorcycle crash on Hayden Rd off LA
Hwy 1061.The crash claimed the lives of 41 -year- old Sanford Holden and 18- year -old Harley Holliday both residents of Mississippi.
The initial investigation revealed Holden was driving a 2003 Honda VTX1 Motorcycle when he failed to negotiate a curve and exited the roadway. Holden and Holliday were both ejected from the motorcycle.
Holden, who was wearing a DOT approved helmet at the time of the crash, was pronounced deceased at the scene. Holliday, who is believed not to have been wearing a DOT approved helmet at the time of the crash, was transported to a local hospital in critical condition. Holliday ultimately succumbed to her injuries sustained during the crash. Standard toxicology samples were obtained for analysis and will be sent to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab.
Sheriff Daniel Edwards encourages all motorcycle riders to take an approved motorcycle safety course and to wear approved proper safety equipment. " Although not all crashes are survivable, the use of proper safety equipment, and training, can drastically increase the chance of a favorable outcome".