Motorcyclist killed in Livingston Parish

LIVINGSTON —- A Hammond man was killed in a crash in Livingston Parish Sunday morning.

Shortly after 11:00 a.m. on May 19, 2024, Louisiana State Police Troopers responded to a two-vehicle crash on LA 63 at Grand Lake Blvd. 

Billy Ray Collins, 42, of Hammond, died in the crash after riding on his motorcycle.

The investigation so far reveals that Collins was driving a 2018 Harley Davidson south on LA 63 at a high rate of speed, according to troopers.

At the same time, a 2013 Subaru Crosstrek was driving the opposite direction, north on LA 63, attempting to make a left turn onto Grand Lake Blvd. 

For unknown reasons, Collins hit the front bumper of the Subaru, according to troopers.

Collins was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, but died on the scene. While impairment is unknown, standard toxicology samples were taken and submitted for analysis.

The driver of the Subaru was properly buckled at the time of the crash and was not injured. This crash remains under investigation.

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