Motorcyclist dies in Pointe Coupee
Shortly after 11:00 pm on November 17, 2016, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a single vehicle fatality crash that occurred on LA 1 south of LA 978 in Pointe Coupee Parish. The crash took the life of 34 year old Anthony Freeman of Morganza, LA.
The initial investigation by State Police revealed that the crash occurred as Freeman was driving his 2001 Honda Vulcan motorcycle northbound on LA 1. For unknown reasons, Freeman failed to negotiate a left hand curve and ran off the right side of the roadway. Freeman’s motorcycle struck a mailbox and ejected him from the motorcycle.
Despite the fact that Freeman was wearing a DOT approved safety helmet, he sustained fatal injuries in the crash. He was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Pointe Coupee Parish Coroner’s Office. Impairment is not suspected to be a factor in this crash but a toxicology sample will be taken from Freeman for analysis.
Louisiana State Troopers would like to encourage all riders to take an approved motorcycle safety course. These courses teach safe riding practices and help you apply safe riding strategies that can help reduce your chance of injury should a crash occur. Making good choices while riding a motorcycle, such as never driving while impaired and obeying all traffic laws, can often mean the difference between life and death.
For more information on the Louisiana Motorcycle Safety, Awareness, and Operator Training Program, visit http://www.lsp.org/motorcycle.html