Ray Gilton of Napoleonville died in Assumption parish crash

Ray Gilton Death: Ray Gilton of Napoleonville killed in Assumption parish crash.

On Saturday, November 20 around 5:00 p.m., Louisiana State Police Troop C was notified of a two-vehicle crash involving a dirt bike on Louisiana Highway 1 at the intersection with Mathew Street, Louisiana State Police said.

Preliminary investigation revealed 35-year-old Ray Gilton of Napoleonville who was operating a KTM dirt bike, was traveling south on the southbound shoulder of LA Hwy 1 at a high rate of speed. At the same time, a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado was traveling north on LA Hwy 1 and began to turn left onto Mathew Street. Gilton failed to come to a stop, struck the side of the Chevrolet, and was ejected, police said.

Gilton suffered fatal injuries in the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Assumption Parish Coroner’s Office.

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