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Troopers investigate fatal motorcycle crash in Covington

Troopers investigate fatal motorcycle crash in Covington
Posted: May 18, 2017
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COVINGTON---Shortly before 6:00 AM on Thursday May 18, 2017, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L responded to a two-vehicle fatal crash on LA 36. The crash has claimed the life of 32-year-old Domario Rodricous Smith of Covington.

The initial investigation led Troopers to determine that the crash occurred as Smith was riding a 2007 Suzuki motorcycle westbound on LA 36. 52 year-old Honora Kennedy Richard of Covington was driving a 2006 Toyota Avalon eastbound on LA 36. Richard attempted to turn left from LA 36 onto Opelousas Street. As Richard turned, she crossed into the westbound lane of LA 36, into the path of Smith’s motorcycle. The motorcycle crashed into the passenger side of the Avalon.

Despite wearing a helmet, Smith sustained severe injuries in the crash. He was transported to St. Tammany Parish Hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries.

Richard was properly restrained and sustained minor injuries in the crash. She submitted to a voluntary breath test, which showed no trace amount of alcohol present. Impairment is presently not suspected to have been a contributing factor.

As part of the on-going investigation blood samples were collected and will be analyzed by the Coroner’s Office.

The findings in the crash investigation will be forwarded to the St. Tammany Parish District Attorney’s Office for consultation of charges.