State Troopers say one man died and six others were injured after a Jonesville woman crossed the center line and crashed into several people riding motorcycles.
Cody McClung, 22, died in the crash. Six others were injured, including the woman. Troopers say they suspect impairment was a factor.
The crash happened around 1 a.m. on U.S. 84 near Frogmore Plantation.
The woman's car was westbound on the highway, crossed the center line and crashed into two eastbound motorcycles. Two more motorcycles traveling behind those bikes also crashed because of the accident. One of the motorcycle drivers ejected from his bike was hit by an eastbound vehicle, troopers say.
The driver of the car sustained moderate injuries and was transported to a hospital. Five other people also were transported with injuries, troopers say.
Routine toxicology tests and charges are pending. The crash remains under investigation.
State Troopers say: Motorists must be reminded that alcohol and other drugs have many effects on the body. Alcohol and other drugs can impair visual ability, alter sense of time and space, impair fine motor skills needed to operate a motor vehicle, and decrease reaction times. Just one drink may cause these effects. Motorists are encouraged to plan ahead and designate a sober driver. Not doing so can have deadly consequences.
Louisiana State Police has zero tolerance for impaired drivers. To report aggressive/impaired driving, call *LSP (*577) from your cellular phone or your local law enforcement agency.
Motorcycle awareness license plates are available through the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles. Please visit their website at https://www.expresslane.org [expresslane.org] for more information. Funds generated from the purchase of the plates will be used by the Motorcycle Awareness Campaign to increase awareness and promote/support training and education efforts for motorcyclists.
Troop E Troopers have investigated 31 fatal crashes in 2019, resulting in 35 fatalities.