Opelousas Man Arrested After Motorcyle Crash Claims Life
OPELOUSAS, La. (KPEL) -- Police have arrested a man for allegedly leaving his vehicle in the roadway, resulting in the death of another man who was driving a motorcycle.
According to Capt. Megan Vizena with the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office, 45-year-old Marcus Amos ran out of gas while driving Oct. 10 on Kennerson Road. Amos did not turn on any emergency lights, Vizena said.
Cory Shawn Perry was also driving westbound on his motorcycle, but because there were no emergency lights on Amos' truck turned on, Perry crashed into the back of the truck, Vizena said.
"Minutes after the crash occurred, Amos fled the scene on foot, leaving Perry's body in the roadway," Vizena said.
Amos was arrested and charged with negligent homicide, failure to report an accident, driving under suspension, no insurance, expired vehicle registration, and criminal mischief, Vizena said. He was booked into the St. Landry Parish Jail Monday. Bond has not been set in the case.