Motorcyclist killed in Vermilion Parish crash; Louisiana State Police investigating

US 167 Fatal Crash
Posted at 8:54 AM, Nov 10, 2022
and last updated 2022-11-11 08:10:35-05

Louisiana State Police continue to investigate a fatal crash that took place in Vermilion Parish.

The crash took place at approximately 5:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 10, 2022, according to State Police. Louisiana State Police Troop I was notified of a vehicle crash on US Highway 167 south of Derek Road . The crash claimed the life of 44-year-old Michael A. Zuvich, Jr. of Maurice.

An initial investigation revealed a 2022 Tao Tao Lancer-150 motorcycle, driven by Zuvich, was traveling north in the outside lane of US 167, while a 2017 Chevrolet Silverado was also headed north on US 167. The Silverado hit the rear of the motorcycle causing Zuvich to be ejected. After being ejected into the lane of travel, Zuvich was hit by a northbound Jeep Cherokee.

Despite wearing a DOT approved helmet, Zuvich suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Chevrolet and the driver of the jeep submitted a breath sample which indicated no alcohol in either of their systems. Both were evaluated and showed no signs of impairment. A blood sample from Zuvich was submitted for analysis.

The driver of the Chevrolet was cited for La. R.S. 32:58 careless operation and the crash remains under investigation. A portion of US highway 167 was closed for hours as law enforcement investigated the deadly crash.