On September 6, 2022, shortly after 10:00 pm, Louisiana State Police Troopers responded to a two-vehicle crash on LA 931 at LA 44 in Ascension Parish.
Ashton Anderson, 20, of Prairieville was killed in the crash.
Troopers said a juvenile driver of a 2015 Toyota Corolla was turning left from a private parking lot on LA 44. At the same time, Anderson was driving a 2019 Kawasaki Motorcycle north on LA 44. A juvenile passenger was riding with Anderson on the motorcycle.
For reasons still under investigation, the driver of the Toyota turned into the path of the motorcycle. The front of the Kawasaki impacted the front fender of the Toyota, causing both occupants of the motorcycle to be ejected.
Despite wearing a DOT approved helmet, Anderson died of his injuries.
The juvenile passenger of the motorcycle, who was also wearing a DOT approved helmet, was transported to a local hospital to be treated for moderate injuries.
As part of the ongoing investigation, a toxicology sample was obtained from both drivers and will be submitted for analysis. Charges are pending the completion of this investigation.