Fatal Memorial Day Motorcycle Crash in Louisiana Results in the Death of a Motorcyclist and the Arrest of a Monroe Man

By Evelina Rivers
Published June 01, 2023

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Fatal Memorial Day Motorcycle Crash in Louisiana Results in the Death of a Motorcyclist and the Arrest of a Monroe Man

Monroe, Louisiana – A fatal motorcycle crash on Memorial Day in Louisiana resulted in the death of a motorcyclist and the arrest of a man from Monroe.

On May 30, 2023, Louisiana State Police (LSP) stated that on Monday, May 29, soon after 9:00 p.m., Troopers from Troop F began investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash on I-20 westbound just west of the Millhaven Exit. Alisha Adcock, 36, of Metairie, Louisiana, was killed in this crash.

According to Louisiana State Police, the preliminary investigation found that a 2006 GMC Yukon, driven by 52-year-old Leon Patrick Jr., was heading west on I-20 in the outside lane. At the same time, Adcock was riding a 2001 Suzuki motorcycle west on I-20’s outside lane. The GMC collided with the Suzuki’s back end for unknown reasons. Adcock was thrown from the Suzuki and became trapped under the GMC after being struck.

Adcock died as a result of the crash. The Ouachita Parish Coroner’s Office pronounced her dead on the scene. Patrick Jr., who was unrestrained and uninjured, was arrested at the scene after reportedly demonstrating signs of impairment. He was sent to the Ouachita Correctional Center, where he willingly provided a breath sample, which revealed a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) above the legal limit. He was booked into OCC for Vehicular Homicide and Careless Operation. As with most fatal crashes in Louisiana, a  routine toxicology sample was collected from Adcock and will be submitted for analysis. This crash is still being investigated.

LSP stated that Troopers are repeatedly witnessing preventable motor vehicle crashes. The leading causes of crashes in the state are impairment and a lack of seat belt use. When drinking alcohol, Louisiana State Police advise motorists to have a strategy in place that includes a designated driver. Alcohol can impair vision, distort one’s sense of time and space, impair fine motor skills, and affect reaction times. Even with just one drink, alcohol can impair a person’s ability to drive safely. Please choose not to drive or travel with an impaired driver, and always buckle up.

Troopers also advise all motorcyclists to undergo an official motorcycle safety course. These courses teach safe riding techniques and assist you in using safe riding tactics that can help lower your chances of injury in the event of a mishap. For additional information on the Louisiana Motorcycle Safety, Awareness, and Operator Training Program, go to http://lsp.org/motorcycle.html.

Troop F has investigated 15 fatal crashes so far in 2023, resulting in 16 fatalities.

An arrest is an indication that probable cause exists to believe the subject was involved in the offense alleged. All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty.