Motorcyclist Killed in Pointe Coupee Parish Crash

Published 7:07 am Friday, November 25, 2022

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Livonia – On November 23, 2022, shortly after 8:00 p.m., Troopers with Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a single-vehicle crash involving a motorcycle on LA 78 south of LA 1 in Pointe Coupee Parish. The crash ultimately claimed the life of 53-year-old Edward McMillian, III of Jarreau.

The preliminary investigation revealed that McMillian was driving a 2004 Harley Davidson motorcycle headed north on LA 78.   For reasons still investigated, McMillian traveled off the roadway to the right, entered a ditch, and struck a private driveway.  The impact ejected McMillian from his motorcycle.

Although wearing a DOT approved helmet, McMillian suffered fatal injuries as a result of the crash.  He was pronounced deceased at the scene.  As part of the ongoing investigation, a toxicology sample was obtained from McMillian and will be submitted for analysis.  This crash remains under investigation.

Whether on motorcycle or in a vehicle, drivers should make good decisions while traveling on the roadway.  Obeying all traffic control signs and signals, maintaining the speed limit, wearing a seatbelt when riding in a vehicle, and never driving while impaired, fatigued, or distracted can often mean the difference between life and death.