Police identify 2 people killed in Moss Bluff motorcycle crash

Published: Feb. 22, 2023 at 4:43 AM CST|Updated: Feb. 22, 2023 at 7:40 PM CST
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Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) - Authorities have identified the two victims of a fatal accident in Moss Bluff Tuesday morning.

Jeffery B. Spell Jr., 32, and Connie Sue Fontenot, 29, both of Lake Charles, were killed in the crash, said Derek Senegal of Louisiana State Police Troop D.

Spell was driving a 2004 Kawasaki motorcycle with Fontenot as a passenger, Trooper Senegal said. They were riding south on Hwy 171 at a high speed when the motorcycle hit a 2016 Ford pickup making a left turn onto Victoria Drive.

Spell and Fontenot were both ejected from the bike, Senegal said. They were wearing helmets, but both were pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver and passenger in the Ford were properly restrained and not injured, Senegal said.

Troopers recommend motorcycle safety courses for all riders.

Troop D has investigated four fatal crashes resulting in five deaths in 2023.