Motorcyclist Succumbs to Injuries Sustained in Lincoln Parish Crash

Published: 01-11-2023 | Category: Troop F

Motorcyclist Succumbs to Injuries Sustained in Lincoln Parish Crash
Choudrant – On Saturday, January 7, 2023, at approximately 4:15 p.m., Louisiana State Police Troop F responded to a single-vehicle crash which occurred on Interstate 20 west of Louisiana Highway 145.  This crash ultimately claimed the life of 47-year-old Matthew L. McCarthy.  

The preliminary investigation revealed that McCarthy was traveling west on Interstate 20 on a 2014 Harley-Davidson motorcycle.  For reasons still under investigation, the motorcycle exited the roadway and struck the median cable barrier.  

McCarthy, who was wearing a DOT-approved helmet, sustained life-threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital.  Impairment is suspected to be a factor.  Toxicology samples were taken and submitted for analysis.  

Earlier today, Troop F was notified that McCarthy had succumbed to his injuries.  This crash remains under investigation.

Although the exact cause of the crash remains under investigation, Troopers would like to remind the public of the following: inattentive and distracted driving is dangerous and is a leading cause of crashes in our state. It is important for motorists to pay attention to what is going on outside of the vehicle they are driving and to get plenty of rest in order to remain alert. 

This is the first fatal crash Troop F has investigated in 2023.

Contact Information:
M/T Javier Leija
Louisiana State Police
Public Affairs Section
Office: (318) 345-2810