Shortly after 10:00 a.m. Wednesday morning, troopers with Louisiana State Police Troop B investigated a fatal crash on LA 46 east near LA 300 in St. Bernard Parish.
(Note: Besendorfer was a former Joplin insurance agent, a teacher and coach in the Carthage R-9 School District and was a Barton County native, attending Lamar and Liberal high schools.)
Troopers initial investigation revealed that Besendorfer was operating a 2008 Harley Davidson motorcycle on LA 46 east near LA 300.
Motorcycle helmets are required by Louisiana law for all riders. The helmet will provide protection for the brain and decrease the chances of traumatic brain injury.