Published: 04-17-2021 | Category: Troop A
Jarreau – Shortly before 2:00 pm on April 17th, 2021, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a fatal crash involving a motorcycle on LA Hwy 413 (Island Road) east of LA Hwy 414 in Pointe Coupee Parish. The crash claimed the life of 55-year-old Ryan Graham of Denham Springs.
The preliminary investigation revealed the crash occurred as Graham was traveling westbound on LA Hwy 413 on a 2010 Harley Davidson. For reasons still under investigation, the motorcycle exited the roadway to the left and struck an embankment. After striking the embankment, the motorcycle became airborne and struck a house bordering False River.
Despite the fact he was wearing a DOT approved helmet, Graham sustained fatal injuries. He was pronounced deceased on the scene. As part of the ongoing investigation, a toxicology sample was obtained from Graham for analysis.
Troopers encourage all riders to take an approved motorcycle safety course. These courses teach safe riding practices and help you apply safe riding strategies that can help reduce your chance of injury should a crash occur. Making good choices while riding a motorcycle, such as never driving while impaired and obeying all traffic laws, can often mean the difference between life and death.
TFC Taylor J. Scrantz
Louisiana State Police
Public Affairs Section