Arnaudville, LA – Shortly after 3:00 p.m. this afternoon, Troopers with Troop I responded to a two-vehicle injury crash on LA 737 near Leblanc Drive involving a motorcycle. The operator of the motorcycle, 34-year-old Jerry Brewer of French Settlement, died from his injuries this evening.
The preliminary investigation revealed Brewer was traveling on private property near LA 737 on a 2021 Honda Trail 125 with two juvenile riders. For reasons still under investigation, Brewer traveled through a ditch and entered the highway in front of an oncoming 1999 Dodge Ram pickup truck. Brewer was struck by the Dodge and he and his two riders were ejected from the motorcycle.
Brewer suffered serious injuries and was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. A standard toxicology report is pending. His juvenile passengers were also transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Neither Brewer nor his riders were wearing DOT approved helmets. The driver of the Dodge was properly restrained and impairment was not suspected. This crash remains under investigation.