Authorities investigate 3rd motorcycle fatal this weekend - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Authorities investigate 3rd motorcycle fatal this weekend

OPELOUSAS (KPLC) -

The following is from a press release by Louisiana State Police Troop I:

Last night, Troopers assigned to Louisiana State Police Troop I investigated a single vehicle fatal crash on LA Highway 104 at Frank Road which claimed the life of an Opelousas man.

According to investigating Troopers, on October 20, 2012, at 9:08 p.m., 69-year-old Edward Lanclos of Opelousas was driving a 2006 Honda Gold Wing Trike west on LA Highway 104 approaching Frank Road. For reasons still under investigation, Lanclos crossed the center line and traveled off the left side of the road. Lanclos' vehicle struck a ditch embankment which caused Lanclos to be ejected from his vehicle. Lanclos, who was wearing a helmet, was pronounced dead by the St. Landry Parish Coroner.

It is unknown if impairment was a factor in this crash; however, routine toxicology samples have been obtained and will submitted to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis. This crash remains under investigation.

While it is unknown if impairment was a factor in this crash, Troopers remind drivers that impaired driving continues to be a major problem throughout Louisiana. Troopers have seen the number of deaths and serious injuries due to impaired drivers decrease in recent years, there is still work to be done. Troopers will continue to enforce Louisiana's DWI laws across the state and remain committed to a public education campaign to end impaired driving. Have a plan and designate a driver before you decide to drink.

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office and State Police also investigated two other motorcycle fatalities this weekend in Vinton and on Highway 378 north of Westlake. Both of those crashes remain under investigation.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • TRAFFIC: I-10 westbound down to one lane near Enterprise Blvd exit.

    TRAFFIC: I-10 westbound down to one lane near Enterprise Blvd exit.

    Sunday, March 26 2017 7:51 PM EDT2017-03-26 23:51:56 GMT
    (Source: Kaitlin Rust / KPLC)(Source: Kaitlin Rust / KPLC)

    I-10 Westbound is down to one lane near the Enterprise Blvd Exit. Lake Charles police responded to the scene around 6:30 p.m. and say an 18-wheeler caught fire. The fire has since been put out. There are no injuries. LCPD expects the road to be closed for about an hour.

    More >>

    I-10 Westbound is down to one lane near the Enterprise Blvd Exit. Lake Charles police responded to the scene around 6:30 p.m. and say an 18-wheeler caught fire. The fire has since been put out. There are no injuries. LCPD expects the road to be closed for about an hour.

    More >>
  • BREAKING

    All lanes open on I-10 W near Crowley, following fatal crash

    All lanes open on I-10 W near Crowley, following fatal crash

    Sunday, March 26 2017 5:29 PM EDT2017-03-26 21:29:17 GMT
    SOURCE: KATCSOURCE: KATC

    Police are on scene of a multiple-vehicle fatal crash on I-10 West at Mile Marker 78, west of Crowley.  Multiple Air Med Helicopters are en route. Multiple emergency agencies are assisting with the crash.  According to a spokesman with Louisiana State Police, the crash resulted in a fatality. There is no confirmed amount of fatalities in the crash. I-10 West is closed to traffic at Mile Marker 80 in Crowley. Congestion has reached 4 miles in length. Use US 90 West as an ...

    More >>

    Police are on scene of a multiple-vehicle fatal crash on I-10 West at Mile Marker 78, west of Crowley.  Multiple Air Med Helicopters are en route. Multiple emergency agencies are assisting with the crash.  According to a spokesman with Louisiana State Police, the crash resulted in a fatality. There is no confirmed amount of fatalities in the crash. I-10 West is closed to traffic at Mile Marker 80 in Crowley. Congestion has reached 4 miles in length. Use US 90 West as an ...

    More >>
  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Warm temperatures with rain arriving by the middle of the week

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Warm temperatures with rain arriving by the middle of the week

    Sunday, March 26 2017 5:12 PM EDT2017-03-26 21:12:21 GMT
    Mostly cloudy skies MondayMostly cloudy skies Monday

    Overnight we will have partly cloudy skies. There is a chance for fog to develop again overnight, but only if the wind calms down enough. Temperatures will be mild with lows in the middle 60s. Monday, we will have mostly cloudy skies. Throughout the day, we could also see a couple areas with drizzle. No significant rain is expected. So, if you see any light showers, it will pass by quickly. Temperatures will still be warm with highs in the lower 80s. Tuesday should be a great day! 

    More >>

    Overnight we will have partly cloudy skies. There is a chance for fog to develop again overnight, but only if the wind calms down enough. Temperatures will be mild with lows in the middle 60s. Monday, we will have mostly cloudy skies. Throughout the day, we could also see a couple areas with drizzle. No significant rain is expected. So, if you see any light showers, it will pass by quickly. Temperatures will still be warm with highs in the lower 80s. Tuesday should be a great day! 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly