Motorcyclist Killed in Richland Parish Crash

Published: 10-29-2023 | Category: Troop F


October 29, 2023

Motorcyclist Killed in Richland Parish Crash


Start – On Saturday, October 28, 2023, shortly after 7:00 p.m., Troopers with Louisiana State Police Troop F began investigating a single-vehicle fatal crash on I-20 just east of the Start exit.  The crash claimed the life of 60-year-old Vincent Moody of Indiana.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2008 Harley-Davidson motorcycle, driven by Moody, was traveling west on I-20.  Moody struck an inflatable jumper, that was obstructing the roadway, and was ejected.

Moody, who was not wearing a DOT approved helmet, was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.  A second motorcyclist, who also struck the inflatable jumper, suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.  Although impairment is not suspected, routine toxicology samples were collected and will be submitted for analysis.  This crash remains under investigation.

Whether on a motorcycle or in a vehicle, drivers should make good decisions while traveling on the roadway.  Motorcyclists should practice safe and responsible operator behavior, such as obeying speed limits, wearing a DOT approved helmet, and never operating their motorcycle under any form of impairment.  If motorists witness hazardous situations or possible impaired drivers, they may dial *LSP (*577) to be connected to the nearest Troop to report that activity.

Motorcycle riders can find more information on helmet guidelines and rider safety courses by visiting

In 2023, Troop F has investigated 34 fatal crashes, resulting in 42 deaths.

Contact Information:

TFC Ryan Davis

Louisiana State Police

Public Affairs Section

Office: (318) 345-2810