Motorcycle Crash in St. Bernard Parish Claims Life

Posted: July 10th, 2015 | Filed under: News Releases

louisiana-stateOn Thursday night, at approximately 9:15 PM, Louisiana State Police Troop B investigated a fatal crash on LA 46 at mile post 38. The crash claimed the life of 21 year old Greg Matlock Jr. of St. Bernard Parish.

Preliminary investigation revealed that Matlock was the passenger on a 2008 Honda motorcycle that was traveling west on LA 46 with no lights. The driver of the motorcycle has not yet been identified. A 2000 Dodge Ram truck, driven by 27 year old Jimmie Hutchinson Jr. of Violet, was traveling east on LA 46 and made a left turn onto Park River Drive.

The motorcycle struck the Dodge and both occupants of the motorcycle were ejected. Matlock and the unidentified driver were transported to University Medical Center. Matlock died as a result of his injuries and the driver is in critical condition. Neither were wearing helmets.

Impairment is not suspected for Hutchinson and he voluntarily submitted to a breath and blood test and those results are pending. The crash remains under investigation and criminal charges are pending.