Motorcyclist Killed in Ascension Parish Crash

Published 10:28 am Sunday, January 16, 2022

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Prairieville – Shortly after 8:00 p.m. on January 15, 2022, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a two vehicle fatal crash involving a motorcycle on LA Hwy 73 north of Interstate 10 in Ascension Parish. The crash claimed the life of 57-year-old Roger Brumfield of Prairieville.

The initial investigation revealed the crash occurred as Brumfield attempted to make a left turn from Prairie Drive into the southbound lane of LA Hwy 73 on a 2010 Honda Sport Touring motorcycle.  For reasons still under investigation, as Brumfield attempted to make the turn, he lost control and was ejected from the motorcycle. After being ejected from the motorcycle, Brumfield was struck by a 2021 Chevrolet Malibu that was traveling south on LA Hwy 73.

Despite the fact he was wearing a DOT approved helmet, Brumfield sustained fatal injuries.  He was pronounced deceased on the scene. The driver of the Chevrolet was properly restrained and was not injured. As part of the ongoing investigation, toxicology samples were obtained from both drivers for analysis.

Troopers encourage all riders to take an approved motorcycle safety course.  These courses teach safe riding practices and help you apply safe riding strategies that can help reduce your chance of injury should a crash occur.  Making good choices while riding a motorcycle, such as never driving while impaired and obeying all traffic laws, can often mean the difference between life and death.