Motorcyclist Killed in Three-Vehicle Crash

Published: 12-12-2023 | Category: Troop F

Motorcyclist Killed in Three-Vehicle Crash


Ouachita Parish – On Monday, December 11, 2023, shortly after 5:00 p.m., Troopers with Louisiana State Police Troop F began investigating a three-vehicle fatal crash on US-80 near LA-594.  The crash claimed the life of 42-year-old Christopher Chambliss of Monroe.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a 1999 Lincoln Continental, driven by 40-year-old Kevin Walker, was traveling east on US 80.  At the same time, a 2014 Harley-Davidson motorcycle, ridden by Chambliss, was traveling west on US-80.  For reasons still under investigation, the Lincoln turned left into the travel path of the Harley-Davidson.  As a result, the Harley-Davidson struck the Lincoln.  After the initial impact, Chambliss was ejected and struck a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado which was traveling east on US-80, behind the Lincoln.

Chambliss, who was wearing a DOT approved helmet, was pronounced dead at the scene.  Although impairment is not suspected, routine toxicology samples were collected and will be submitted for analysis.  This crash remains under investigation.

While the cause of this crash remains under investigation, we urge all motorists to prioritize safety on the roads. Avoid driving while distracted or impaired at all costs, as these choices pose serious threats to yourself and others sharing the road. Stay focused, alert, and responsible every time you get behind the wheel. Your commitment to roadway safety is a crucial step towards ensuring the well-being of everyone in our community.

In 2023, Troop F has investigated 41 fatal crashes, resulting in 49 deaths.

Contact Information:

TFC Ryan Davis

Louisiana State Police

Public Affairs Section

Office: (318) 345-2810