A 71-year-old motorcyclist from Jennings died after he ran into the rear of a flatbed trailer Wednesday night and then was hit by a truck on La. 97 in Acadia Parish.
Darrel Duhon, who was wearing a helmet was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital following the accident, State Police said.
The crash occurred around 7:40 p.m. on La. 97 near Gotts Cove Road, a few miles west of Iota. Master Trooper Brooks David said Duhon was following a northbound farm vehicle that was pulling a flatbed trailer when it slowed down due to other farm equipment in the northbound lane.
"Duhon struck the left side of the flatbed trailer and was ejected off of the motorcycle," David said in a news release.
Duhon and his 2003 Honda slid into the southbound lane, where he was hit by a 2016 Ford truck.
The drivers of the other vehicles gave police breath tests and were found not to be impaired, David said.
Toxicology samples were taken from Duhon and were submitted to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis.
An investigation continues.