The family members of 34-year-old Joshua Dean Meaux of Abbeville reported him missing to the Abbeville Police Department Saturday.

On Sunday, a crash was reported on Jefferson Island Road right near Rip Van Winkle Road in Iberia Parish. Louisiana State Police Troop I spokesman Thomas Gossen says Meaux died in the crash.

Meaux apparently lost control of his motorcycle, and he was thrown from it. The motorcycle became fully submerged in a coulee. Meaux apparently lost control in a curve in the roadway. The crash was reported at around 5 o'clock Sunday evening.

Meaux was pronounced dead at the scene, and the crash remains under investigation.

Gossen says this is the 51st death resulting from 42 fatal crashes this year.

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