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Motorcyclist killed in Avoyelles Parish crash

2 years 5 months 1 week ago December 15, 2014 Dec 15, 2014 Monday, December 15 2014 December 15, 2014 6:43 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Hunter Robinson

MARKSVILLE - Authorities say a 61-year-old Pineville man died when his motorcycle was struck by a car in Avoyelles Parish.

The accident happened around 5:35 p.m. Sunday on Louisiana Highway 107 north of Marksville.

Master Trooper Scott Moreau says a car driven by 50-year-old David C. O'Quinn, of Marksville, pulled from a side road in the path of Paul McKeithen's motorcycle.

Moreau said O'Quinn was wearing his seat belt and was not injured. He was issued a ticket for failure to yield from a stop sign.

Troopers say McKeithen was wearing a helmet and was ejected from his Harley during the crash. He was taken to Rapides Regional Trauma Center where he was pronounced dead.

The crash remains under investigation.

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