On June 4, 2022, shortly after 3:00 am, State Police Troopers responded to a motorcycle crash on La 42 at LA 431 in Ascension Parish. Shane King, 42, of Gonzales, was killed in the crash.
The initial investigation showed that King was driving a 1991 Harley Davidson east on LA 42. For reasons still being investigated, King did not make the curve as he was approaching the roundabout & hit the curb. After the crash, both the driver and passenger were ejected.
King, who was not wearing a DOT approved helmet at the time of the crash, was airlifted to an area hospital where he died from his injuries. The passenger was not wearing a helmet and sustained moderate injuries.
Toxicology results will be obtained from the hospital regarding the driver. This crash remains under investigation.