Natchitoches man killed in Rapides Parish motorcycle crash

Louisiana State Police Troop E responded to a two-vehicle crash on Aug. 30 around 8:30 am on Hwy. 112 at Earl Linzay Road.  The crash claimed the life of Robert Hebert, 68 of Natchitoches.

The initial investigation revealed that a 2010 Nissan, driven by Roy Andrea, 36 of Plaucheville, was traveling west on Hwy. 112. For reasons still under investigation, Andrea attempted to make a left turn onto Earl Linzay Road, but failed to yield to an eastbound 1998 Honda motorcycle. As a result, the Nissan struck the motorcycle causing Hebert to be ejected. 

Hebert, who was wearing a helmet, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Andrea, who was restrained, sustained minor injuries. Toxicology samples were obtained and submitted for analysis.

While the cause of this crash remains under investigation, distracted and inattentive driving continues to be a leading cause of crashes in our state.  Louisiana State Police urges all motorists to stay alert while driving.  A lapse in one’s awareness can have deadly consequences.

In 2023, Troop E has investigated 37 fatal crashes, resulting in 42 deaths.