Louisiana Motorcyclist Dies in Collision with Tractor Trailer on LA 44

By Calcasieu Staff
Published April 16, 2024

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Garyville, Louisiana – On Monday, April 15, 2024, just after 8:00 pm, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop B were called to the scene of a collision involving two vehicles at the intersection of LA 44 and LA 54 in Garyville, Louisiana. Tragically, the crash resulted in the death of 32-year-old Frankie Credidio from Paulina, Louisiana.

During the initial investigation, it was discovered that Credidio was operating a 2002 Harley Davidson motorcycle heading west on LA 44 towards the LA 54 intersection. Concurrently, a 2023 Freightliner Tractor Trailer driven by Deshone Augustine, 48, of New Orleans, Louisiana was headed south on LA 54. According to reports from Louisiana State Police, the Freightliner did not yield at the intersection and made an eastward turn onto LA 44, causing a collision with the Harley. The motorcycle collided with the rear side of the trailer being pulled by the Freightliner.

Credidio was not wearing a helmet that met DOT standards, sustained fatal injuries, and passed away at the scene. In the course of the current inquiry, normal toxicology samples were collected from both drivers and will be sent for additional examination. Any criminal or traffic infractions found during the investigation will be passed on to the St. John the Baptist Parish District Attorney’s Office.