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Leesville residents seriously injured in motorcycle crash

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The following is a news release from Louisiana State Police Troop E:

Early this morning, on June 29, a crash involving a motorcycle seriously injured a man and a woman from Leesville.

Troopers responded to the crash around 12:30 a.m., which occurred on US Hwy 171 at LA Hwy 10. The crash involved a 2013 Harley Davidson motorcycle, driven by Douglas D. Coker (W/M 47 yrs) and a 1992 Lexus, driven by Marcel Elkoubi (W/M 67 yrs) of Leesville. The Harley was southbound on US Hwy 171 and was attempting to make a left turn onto LA Hwy 10 when it entered the northbound lanes of US Hwy 171. This action resulted in the northbound Lexus colliding with the Harley.

Douglas Coker was wearing a helmet, but was ejected and received serious injuries. He was transported to Fort Polk for treatment. His passenger, identified as Linda Coker (W/F 46 yrs), was wearing a helmet. She was ejected and was transported to Beauregard Memorial Hospital in serious condition.

Elkoubi was wearing his seatbelt. He received minor injuries, but refused medical aid.

Routine toxicology tests and charges are pending. The crash remains under investigation.

Motorcyclists must wear a proper US D.O.T. helmet when operating their motorcycle on Louisiana roadways. Although not all crashes are survivable, properly utilizing safety equipment like approved motorcycle helmets and seatbelts decrease your risk of serious injury or death.

Troop E Troopers have investigated 23 fatal crashes in 2013, resulting in 23 fatalities.

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