Amite Man Killed in St. Helena Parish Crash

Published: 03-02-2024 | Category: Troop L

Amite – This afternoon, shortly before 2:00 p.m., Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L began investigating a fatal crash on LA Hwy 16 near Leonard Chapel Road in St. Helena Parish. The crash claimed the life of 38-year-old Timothy Larkin of Amite.

The initial investigation revealed the crash occurred as Larkin was eastbound on LA Hwy 16 on a go-kart. For reasons still under investigation, the go-kart traveled off of the roadway and struck a sign. 

Larkin sustained serious injuries as a result of the crash. He was transported to a local hospital before he ultimately succumbed to his injuries. This crash remains under investigation.

Louisiana State Police reminds the public that the use of go-karts, ATVs, and UTVs on roadways is illegal unless directly related to farming or other duties outlined by Louisiana Revised Statue 32:299.  The law can be found by following this link:

Contact Information: 
TFC William Huggins
Louisiana State Police
Public Affairs Section
Office: (985) 893-6250