OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – An Oklahoma City man died Saturday from injuries he suffered after crashing his motorcycle into a bridge embankment and falling down to a road below.
The rider, identified by Oklahoma Highway Patrol as 40-year-old William Looper of Oklahoma City, was riding a 2000 Harley-Davidson east on Interstate 44.
Shortly after 1 p.m., Looper veered off the left side of the bridge, struck the barrier wall, was ejected over the wall and landed on Kelley Avenue, according to a Highway Patrol news release.
The motorcycle continued moving east, went off the right side of the road and came to a stop on the embankment, according to the news release.
No other vehicles were involved in the crash, an OHP official said.
Looper was not wearing a helmet when the crash occurred, the news release states.