UPDATE: 36-year-old Evans Cloteaux of Carencro died in Thursday morning's two-vehicle crash on LA Highway 83 south of Sidney Leblanc Road in Iberia Parish, according to State Police spokesman Master Trooper Brooks David.

Investigators say Cloteaux was riding his motorcycle southbound on LA 83 behind an SUV being driven by 47-year-old Brent Frioux of New Iberia. After Frioux began slowing his truck to turn left off of LA 83 onto a private driveway, Cloteaux went into the northbound lane to avoid hitting the truck and another motorcycle in front of him. But David says Cloteaux lost control as he began to brake and was ejected from the motorcycle, striking the under carriage of the truck.

Cloteaux was wearing an approved DOT helmet and is not suspected of being impaired (though routine toxicology samples from Cloteaux are being analyzed).

Frioux was wearing a seat belt and was not injured. He voluntarily submitted to a chemical test and was not impaired.


Law enforcement officials were called out to the scene of a fatal traffic crash on Louisiana Highway south of US Highway 90.

One person died as a result of the crash.

The crash involved one car and one motorcycle.

Details will continue to be updated throughout the day today.



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