LSP: Crowley Man Killed in Crash while Attempting to Flee Law Enforcement

Posted at 11:50 AM, Jun 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-29 12:55:13-04

Police say a motorcycle crash in Livingston Parish claimed the life of one man, 44-year-old Jason Vidrine of Crowley.

The crash happened shortly after midnight on June 29, 2019.

An on-duty Trooper noticed two motorcycles speeding on LA Hwy 64 near LA Hwy 1019. The Trooper attempted to conduct a traffic stop, but Vidrine and the second motorcyclist refused to stop and fled eastbound on LA Hwy 64. Shortly after fleeing, Vidrine crossed the centerline while traveling westbound on LA Hwy 1026 and struck an eastbound Tahoe being driven by an on-duty Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Deputy.

Vidrine sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash and was pronounced deceased on scene by the Livingston Parish Coroner’s Office.

Impairment is unknown, but a toxicology sample was taken from Vidrine for analysis. Impairment is not suspected on the part of the deputy, but a routine toxicology sample was also taken for analysis. The deputy was properly restrained and sustained minor injuries.

The incident remains an active investigation, and there is no further information at this time.

Troopers are seeking the identity of the second motorcyclist. Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Louisiana State Police Troop A at 225-754-8500 or their local law enforcement agency.