Published: 10-28-2023 | Category: Troop B
St. Charles Parish – On October 27, 2023, just before 9:30 p.m., Troopers from the Louisiana State Police Troop B began investigating a crash involving a motorcycle on I-10 near milepost 219 on the Spillway Bridge in St. Charles Parish. The crash claimed the life of 49-year-old Christopher L. Miley of Springfield, La.
The preliminary investigation revealed that Miley was driving a 2006 Harley Davidson Dyna Super Glide east on the Spillway Bridge. For reasons still under investigation, Miley lost control of the motorcycle and impacted the left guard rail, causing him to be ejected. After being ejected, Miley was struck by at least one vehicle.
Despite wearing a DOT-approved helmet, Miley suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead on the scene. Impairment is unknown, and a routine toxicology sample will be submitted for analysis. Anyone with information regarding this crash is asked to contact Troop B at 504-471-2775. This crash remains under investigation.
Troopers want to remind motorcyclists of all ages and experience levels to take extra precautions while riding and ensure they are adequately prepared and trained for various riding conditions. Through participation in certified training programs, riders are educated on safe riding practices such as being visible, dressing for safety, applying effective riding strategies, and knowing the capabilities and limitations of their motorcycle. Motorcyclists are taught how to use these safety practices to avoid being involved in a crash and to reduce the chances of injury should a collision occur. Motorcycle riders can find more information on helmet guidelines and rider safety courses by visiting https://lsp.org/services/training/motorcycle-safety/.
TFC Kate Stegall
Louisiana State Police – Troop B
Public Affairs Section
Office: (504) 471-2775