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22-year-old Slidell man killed in Lacombe motorcycle crash

22-year-old Slidell man killed in Lacombe motorcycle crash

Author: Action News 17/Saturday, August 3, 2019/Categories: Front Page, Latest Stories

From Louisiana State Police

Lacombe – On Friday August 02, 2019 at 7:25 PM, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L responded to a fatal crash involving a motorcycle on US 190 at the intersection of Tranquility Rd. in St. Tammany Parish. The crash has claimed the life of 22-year-old Cody Michael Doucette of Slidell.

The initial investigation led Troopers to determine that the crash occurred as Doucette was riding a 2007 Suzuki GSX eastbound on US 190 at a high rate of speed. A 2000 Ford F-150, driven by 59-year-old Richard Mathews of Lacombe, was stopped at the stop sign southbound on Tranquility Rd. at the intersection of US 190. Mathews entered US 190, directly into the path of Doucette’s motorcycle.

The motorcycle crashed into the right side of the F-150, causing Doucette to be ejected. Despite wearing a DOT approved helmet, Doucette sustained fatal injuries in the crash. He was pronounced deceased on scene. Mathews was properly restrained and was uninjured in the crash.
Impairment was not suspected as a contributing factor for either driver. As part of the ongoing investigation, blood samples were collected from Doucette for analysis.

Mathews provided Troopers with a voluntary breath sample, which showed no amount of alcohol present. Mathews was issued a citation for Failure to Yield. The investigation is on-going and no further information is available at this time.

Troopers urge drivers to always be aware of motorcyclists around them, and likewise urge motorcyclists to engage in safe riding practices when on our roadways. Motorcyclists should practice safe and responsible operator behavior such as obeying speed limits, wearing a helmet, and never operating their motorcycle under any form of impairment. If motorists witness hazardous situations or possible impaired drivers, they may dial *LSP (*577) to be connected to the nearest Troop to report that activity.

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