Published: 08-30-2023 | Category: Troop E
TROOP E NEWS RELEASE
August 30, 2023
Natchitoches Man Killed in Rapides Parish Motorcycle Crash
Rapides Parish – On August 30, 2023, at approximately 8:30 a.m., Louisiana State Police Troop E responded to a two-vehicle crash on Louisiana Highway 112 at Earl Linzay Road. The crash claimed the life of 68-year-old Robert Hebert.
The initial investigation revealed that a 2010 Nissan, driven by 36-year-old Roy Andrea of Plaucheville, was traveling west on Louisiana Highway 112. For reasons still under investigation, Andrea attempted to make a left turn onto Earl Linzay Road, but failed to yield to an eastbound 1998 Honda motorcycle. As a result, the Nissan struck the motorcycle causing Hebert to be ejected.
Hebert, who was wearing a helmet, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Andrea, who was restrained, sustained minor injuries. Toxicology samples were obtained and submitted for analysis.
While the cause of this crash remains under investigation, distracted and inattentive driving continues to be a leading cause of crashes in our state. Louisiana State Police urges all motorists to stay alert while driving. A lapse in one’s awareness can have deadly consequences.
In 2023, Troop E has investigated 37 fatal crashes, resulting in 42 deaths.
M/T Casey Wallace
Louisiana State Police
Public Affairs Section
Office: (318) 239-0912