Louisiana Fatal Collision on Interstate 10 in Baton Rouge Results in Prairieville Resident’s Death

By Calcasieu Staff
Published May 20, 2024

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana – Just after noon on May 18, 2024, Louisiana State Police Troop A Troopers arrived at the scene of a collision involving two vehicles on Interstate 10 heading east near Siegen Lane. Sadly, the crash resulted in the death of 61-year-old Juanita Z. Linton from Prairieville, Louisiana.

The initial inquiry showed that a 2023 Honda motorcycle, operated by Linton, was heading east on Interstate 10 near Siegen Lane in the left lane. Simultaneously, a 2024 Ford Bronco was also traveling east on Interstate 10 in the left lane ahead of Linton. The Honda motorcycle collided with the back of the Ford Bronco for reasons that are still being looked into.

Linton, who had a helmet on during the crash, suffered severe injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital, where she later died. Although it is not clear if impairment was a factor, samples will be tested for analysis. The driver of the Bronco was wearing a seatbelt and was unharmed. The cause of the crash is still being looked into.

While the reason behind this collision is still being investigated, Troopers want to emphasize the significance of using appropriate safety gear, like helmets certified by the Department of Transportation. Wearing an approved helmet correctly reduces the risk of sustaining a traumatic brain injury. Furthermore, Troopers recommend that all motorcyclists attend an authorized safety course. Those interested in learning more about helmet regulations and safety courses can visit https://www.lsp.org/services/training/motorcycle-safety/