Bicyclist Succumbs to Injuries in Three-Vehicle Crash

Published: 12-01-2023 | Category: Troop F


December 01, 2023

Bicyclist Succumbs to Injuries in Three-Vehicle Crash


Ouachita Parish – On Thursday, November 30, 2023, shortly after 1:00 p.m., Troopers with Louisiana State Police Troop F began investigating a three-vehicle injury crash on LA 34 at Sandal Street in West Monroe.  The crash ultimately claimed the life of 57-year-old Anthony Mckeever of West Monroe.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2021 Toyota Tacoma, driven by 75-year-old Darryl Rayner, was traveling north on LA 34 in the turning lane.  At the same time, a 2017 Dodge Ram was traveling south on LA 34 in the right outside lane.  For reasons still under investigation, the Toyota turned left into the travel path of the Dodge.  As a result, the Dodge struck the Toyota.  After impact, the Toyota struck Mckeever who was riding a bicycle south on LA 34 in the right outside lane. 

Mckeever suffered moderate injuries and was transported to an area hospital for treatment.  Rayner and the driver of the Dodge, who were both properly restrained, received minor to moderate injuries and were transported to area hospitals for treatment.  Impairment is not suspected. 

Shortly after 7:30 p.m. yesterday, Mckeever was pronounced dead by the Ouachita Parish Coroner’s Office.  This crash remains under investigation.

Far too often, Troopers see the tragic consequences of preventable crashes.  Troopers wish to remind motorists to always make good decisions while in a motor vehicle.  Never drive impaired, fatigued, or distracted.  Follow all traffic laws and always ensure every occupant is properly restrained.  While not all crashes are survivable, taking simple precautions such as these can often mean the difference between life and death.

In 2023, Troop F has investigated 37 fatal crashes, resulting in 45 deaths.

Contact Information:

TFC Ryan Davis

Louisiana State Police

Public Affairs Section

Office: (318) 345-2810