Motorcycle Driver Killed in St. Tammany Parish Crash

Published 8:03 am Thursday, June 15, 2023

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 Slidell – Last night, shortly before 7:00 p.m., Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L began investigating a fatal crash involving a motorcycle on LA Hwy 433 near U.S. Hwy 90 in St. Tammany Parish. The crash claimed the life of 33-year-old Matthew Brewer of Slidell.

The initial investigation revealed the crash occurred as Brewer was westbound on LA Hwy 433 driving a 2009 Honda motorcycle. For reasons still under investigation, the Honda traveled across the centerline and off of the roadway to the left. After leaving the roadway, the Honda struck a utility pole.

Despite wearing a DOT-approved helmet, Brewer sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash. He was pronounced deceased on the scene. As part of the ongoing investigation, a toxicology sample was obtained from for analysis.

Troopers wish to remind motorists to always make good decisions while in a motor vehicle. Never drive impaired, fatigued or distracted, follow all traffic laws and always ensure every occupant is properly restrained. While not all crashes are survivable, taking simple precautions such as these can often mean the difference between life and death.