Chackbay – On August 14, 2022, shortly before 2:00 p.m., Louisiana State Police Troop C was notified of a two-vehicle fatality crash involving a motorcycle on Louisiana Highway 20 near Louisiana Highway 307. The crash claimed the life of 39-year-old Tricia Vicknair of Schriever.
The preliminary investigation revealed Vicknair was riding a Kawasaki motorcycle south on LA Highway 20 while in a curve. For reasons still under investigation, Vicknair crossed the centerline into the northbound lane and struck a 2012 Nissan Frontier head-on.
Although Vicknair was wearing a DOT approved helmet, she suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene. The driver of the Nissan and their front passenger, who were both properly restrained, were transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.
A toxicology sample was collected from both drivers and submitted for analysis. This crash remains under investigation.
Whether on a motorcycle or in a vehicle, drivers should make good decisions while traveling on the roadway. Obeying all traffic control signs and signals as well as never driving while impaired, fatigued, or distracted can often mean the difference between life and death.
Troop C has investigated 30 fatal crashes resulting in 34 deaths in 2022.