John Leblanc Killed in Accident at Hwy 182 in St Martin Parish, LA

May 1, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

Hwy 182, Lafayette, St. Martin Parish, LA, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Louisiana State Police
Vehicles Involved
18-Wheeler, Motorcycle
Hwy 182
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Motorcycle collided with an 18-wheeler

What Happened

State Police are investigating a crash that killed a motorcyclist at Hwy 182 in St Martin Parish, LA on May 1st, 2023. Police say the incident happened around 8:30 a.m. Investigators say a westbound 18-wheeler was turning right onto Hwy 92 from Hwy 182 when it collided with a motorcycle. They allege the motorcycle was in process of passing the truck before the collision. The operator of the motorcycle, identified as 57-year-old John Leblanc, was taken to an area hospital with injuries he later died from. The 18-wheeler operator was not injured and police believe did not display signs of impairment at the scene. Additional information was not provided.

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