Two killed in deadly Jeff Davis motorcycle crash

Fatal motorcycle crash in Jeff Davis
Published: May. 21, 2023 at 2:26 PM CDT
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Jeff Davis Parish, LA (KPLC) - A three-vehicle crash on LA 101 near Raoul Road last night around 9 p.m. resulted in the deaths of two people.

According to Derek Senegal, spokesperson for the Louisiana State Police, the crash claimed the lives of Jacob R. Touchet, 67, of Iowa, and Susan Dianne Trahan, 60, of Lafayette.

Touchet, who was driving a Harley-Davidson motorcycle with Trahan as a passenger, was traveling south on LA 101 when, for unknown reasons, they were allegedly hit by a car from behind. This caused the pair to be thrown off the motorcycle into the northbound lane of travel, and they were struck by another vehicle.

Despite wearing DOT-approved helmets, both Touchet and Trahan sustained fatal injuries and were pronounced dead at the scene.

Toxicology samples were obtained from all three drivers and submitted for analysis.

The LSP said the investigation remains under investigation.