Motorcyclist in Louisiana Killed in Single-Vehicle Crash After Running Off the Roadway on LA 78

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Published November 28, 2022

Motorcyclist in Louisiana Killed in Single-Vehicle Crash After Running Off the Roadway on LA 78

Louisiana – Louisiana State Police stated on November 24, 2022, that on November 23, 2022, soon after 8:00 p.m., Troopers of LSP Troop A began investigating a single-vehicle crash involving a motorcyclist on LA 78 south of LA 1 in Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana. The crash claimed the life of Edward McMillian, III, 53, of Jarreau, Louisiana.

McMillian was driving a 2004 Harley Davidson motorcycle north on LA 78, according to a preliminary inquiry. McMillian drove off the road to the right, into a ditch, and struck a private driveway for unknown reasons. McMillian was thrown from his motorcycle as a result of the collision.

Despite wearing a DOT-approved helmet, McMillian died as a result of the accident. He was declared dead at the scene. A toxicological sample was taken from McMillian as part of the continuing inquiry and will be analyzed. This crash is still being investigated.

Drivers, whether on a motorcycle or in a vehicle, must make sound decisions while on the road. Following all traffic signs and signals, driving within the speed limit, wearing a seatbelt when riding in a vehicle, and never driving when impaired, drowsy, or distracted can frequently mean the difference between life and death.