Doyline man killed in motorcycle crash in Webster; Speeding suspected cause

WEBSTER PARISH, La. (KSLA) – Louisiana State Police (LSP) troopers are investigating a crash involving a vehicle that resulted in the death of a man.

The accident happened Saturday, October 15, just after 11 p.m. on LA Hwy 527 at Junior Edwards Road. When soldiers arrived, they discovered that 41-year-old Marvin Champlain had run over his 2002 Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

Champlain was traveling south on LA Hwy 527 at high speed when he veered off the road and was thrown from his motorcycle.

Champlain, who was not wearing a DOT-approved helmet and suffered fatal injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Webster Parish Coroner.

It is not known if a disability was a contributing factor to this accident and it is not known why Champlain left the road. Routine toxicological samples were collected and submitted for analysis.

The accident is still under investigation.

Riders encourage all riders to take an approved motorcycle safety course. These courses teach safe driving practices and help you apply safe driving strategies that can help reduce your risk of injury in the event of an accident. Anyone interested in taking motorcycle safety courses can go to http://lsp.org/moto.html for more information.

In 2022, G Troop investigated 29 fatal accidents, resulting in 32 fatalities.

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