The following is a news release from the Louisiana State Police:
On April 27, 2012, at 4:10 PM, troopers assigned to Louisiana State Police Troop D responded to a two-vehicle crash involving a motorcycle on Louisiana Highway 112 in Beauregard Parish about three miles east of DeRidder that claimed the life of a Leesville, LA resident.
The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2008 Suzuki motorcycle was traveling east on LA 112 at a high rate of speed when the driver, 58-year-old Robert L. Willis of Leesville, struck the rear of an eastbound 2011 GMC Yukon and lost control of the motorcycle he was riding. After impact, the motorcycle traveled 616 feet before coming to rest. Willis sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the Yukon, 43-year-old Donna Hollins of Grant, LA was not injured.
At the time of the crash, Willis was attempting to elude officers with the DeRidder Police Department.
Routine toxicology samples were obtained for analysis and the crash remains under investigation.