Published: 10-29-2023 | Category: Troop F
TROOP F NEWS RELEASE
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 https://lsp.org/services/training/motorcycle-safety/.
In 2023, Troop F has investigated 34 fatal crashes, resulting in 42 deaths.
TFC Ryan Davis
Louisiana State Police
Public Affairs Section
Office: (318) 345-2810