Bicyclist Killed in Vermillion Parish Crash

Published: 12-11-2023 | Category: Troop I

Abbeville On December 10, 2023, shortly after 7:00 p.m., Louisiana State Police Troop I began investigating a serious injury crash involving a bicyclist on Louisiana Highway 82 near Louisiana Highway 690. The crash ultimately claimed the life of 61-year-old Darrell Boudreaux of Abbeville.


The preliminary investigation revealed Boudreaux was eastbound on LA Hwy 82 while riding a bicycle. At the same time, a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan was traveling east, approaching Boudreaux. For reasons still under investigation, the Dodge struck the rear of the bicycle.


Boudreaux suffered serious injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital where he later died. The driver of the Dodge was properly restrained and suffered no injuries.


The driver of the Dodge was determined not to be impaired and voluntarily submitted to a toxicology sample for analysis. A toxicology sample will be collected from Boudreaux for analysis. This crash remains under investigation.


Troop I has investigated 50 fatal crashes resulting in 55 fatalities in 2023.


Contact Information:
TFC Ross Brennan
Louisiana State Police
Public Affairs – Troop C
Office: (985) 857-3680