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UPDATE: State Police say Meaux died in motorcycle crash

Posted at 12:26 PM, Oct 03, 2021

UPDATE: Family members of Joshua Meaux say his body has been found; he had been missing since Friday night.

Police were called at about 5 p.m. on Sunday on Jefferson Island Road at Rip Van Winkle Road in Iberia Parish.

Meaux was reported missing on Saturday morning to Abbeville Police by family members. The initial investigation by State Police revealed Meaux was driving a 2006 Harley-Davidson motorcycle south on Jefferson Island Road when, for unknown reasons, he failed to negotiate a left curve and exited the roadway to the right.

Meaux was ejected from the motorcycle, which became fully submerged after entering a coulee. Meaux, who was wearing a DOT approved helmet at the time of the crash, died at the scene. Impairment is unknown but a standard toxicology sample was obtained for analysis. This crash remains under investigation.

Meaux's wife posted on social media this evening that he was in a motorcycle crash.

Earlier today, we reported that family and police are searching for the Abbeville man.

Meaux, 34, was last seen at Culpepper's Friday night. He left there on a 2005 Harley Davidson Roadster 883. He was last seen at about 2 a.m. on Saturday.

Here's a picture of Meaux, and of the motorcycle he was riding.

We've confirmed with Abbeville Police that they have a missing person report. If you see him, please call Abbeville Police.