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Police: Speeding and intoxication suspected in fatal motorcycle crash
RED RIVER PARISH - A motorcyclist was fatally injured in a Friday accident after veering off the road and crashing into a tree.
The accident happened north of LA Highway 786 just before 10 p.m. Kenneth Tilley, a 47-year-old Coushatta resident, was speeding when he lost control of the motorcycle, according to police reports.
Tilley and his passenger, 39-year-old Stephanie Bullock, were thrown off the motorcycle when they hit the tree. Neither were wearing helmets.
Tilley died of his injuries after he was taken to a local hospital. Bullock was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Authorities say speeding and intoxication were suspected factors in the crash. A toxicology sample will be submitted for analysis.
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