Tragedy over the weekend as a Doyline man is killed in a single vehicle crash in Webster Parish. State Police say the accident happened at about 11pm Saturday night on Hwy 527 at Junior Edwards Road.  41-year-old Marvin Champlain died in the accident.

State Police Release These Details About Crash:

"The initial investigation revealed that a 2002 Harley-Davidson motorcycle, operated by Champlain, was traveling south on LA Hwy 527 at a high rate of speed.  For reasons still under investigation, Champlain exited the road and was ejected from the motorcycle.

Champlain, who was not wearing a DOT-approved helmet, suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Webster Parish Coroner."

State Police say they do not know if impairment may have played a part in this wreck. They are awaiting results of routine toxicology samples.


A Message from State Police for Motorcycle Riders:

"Troopers encourage all riders to take an approved motorcycle safety course. These courses teach safe riding practices and help you apply safe riding strategies that can help reduce your chance of injury should a crash occur. Anyone interested in attending motorcycle safety courses can go to for more information. Making good choices while riding a motorcycle, such as never driving while impaired and obeying all traffic laws, can often mean the difference between life and death."

So far this year, Troop G has been called to 29 fatal crashes that have left 32 people dead.

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