Motorcyclist killed in Lamar County crash identified

Motorcyclist killed in Lamar County crash identified
Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating a crash that killed a motorcyclist in Lamar County on Thursday night.

LAMAR COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A man killed in a Lamar County motorcycle crash on Thursday night has been identified.

Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesman Travis Luck identified the victim at 48-year-old Barry Burge, of Columbia.

Luck said the one-vehicle crash happened around 10:45 p.m. on U.S. Highway 98 near WPA Road.

Luck said the motorcyclist was riding a 2012 Harley Davidson east on the highway when they lost control and ran off the roadway.

The rider was thrown from the motorcycle and pronounced dead at the scene.

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