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Livingston Parish man killed in head-on crash

Posted at 9:14 PM, Aug 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-17 22:14:05-04

Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a fatal crash involving a motorcycle shortly before 4 p.m. on August 17.

The crash took place on LA Hwy 1024 east of LA Hwy 449 (North Corbin Rd.) in Livingston Parish.

The crash took the life of 55-year-old James Evans of Walker.

The initial investigation revealed that the crash occurred as Evans was traveling westbound on Hwy 1024. At the same time, a vehicle was traveling eastbound on Hwy 1024. For reasons still under investigation, Evans crossed the centerline into the opposing lane, which resulted in his motorcycle striking the other vehicle head-on.

Evans was wearing a DOT approved helmet, but he sustained serious injuries as a result of the crash. He was transported to a local hospital where he ultimately succumbed to his injuries.

Impairment on the part of Evans is unknown at this time, but a toxicology sample was taken for analysis.

All other parties were properly restrained and not injured.

The driver of the vehicle was given a chemical breath test and showed no signs of impairment.

The investigation is still ongoing.