Motorcyclist Killed in Single-Vehicle Livingston Parish Crash

Published: 10-03-2023 | Category: Troop A

Maurepas – This afternoon, shortly after 12:30 p.m., Troopers with Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a single-vehicle crash involving a motorcycle on LA 22 near Haynes Road in Livingston Parish.  The crash ultimately claimed the life of 72-year-old Nile Sudo, Jr. of Westwego.

The preliminary investigation revealed that Sudo was driving a 2011 Yamaha XV1900 Raider motorcycle headed west on LA 22. For reasons still being investigated, Sudo failed to negotiate a left-hand curve, causing him to enter a ditch, and strike an electrical pole. As a result of the impact, Sudo was ejected from his motorcycle.

Though Sudo was wearing a DOT-approved helmet, he suffered fatal injuries as a result of the crash and was pronounced deceased at the scene. As part of the ongoing investigation, a toxicology sample was obtained from Sudo 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.  Obeying all traffic control signs and signals, maintaining the speed limit, wearing a seatbelt when riding in a vehicle, and never driving while impaired, fatigued, or distracted can often mean the difference between life and

Contact Information:
TPR Christian Reed
Louisiana State Police – Troop A
Public Affairs Section
Office: (225) 754-8524