Lacombe man dies following Pine crash Sunday

Published 8:42 am Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Shortly after 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 5, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L investigated a fatal motorcycle crash on Louisiana Highway 62 in Pine. The crash claimed the life of 33-year old Brian Winslow of Lacombe.

The initial on-scene investigation led Troopers to determine that Winslow was traveling north on Highway 62 operating a 2004 Honda Motorcycle. For reasons still under investigation, Winslow failed to safely negotiate a left hand curve and ran off the right side of the road. After exiting the roadway, Winslow struck a mailbox and was ejected from his motorcycle.

Winslow was severely injured in the crash despite wearing a U.S. Department of Transportation-approved helmet. He was airlifted from the scene in critical condition to North Oaks Hospital. Shortly after 6 p.m., Winslow succumbed to the injuries he sustained in the crash. Troopers do not suspect impairment to have been a factor in this crash.

Louisiana State Troopers would like to remind motorists to remain vigilant and watch out for motorcycles. Motorcyclists must wear a proper U.S. DOT-approved helmet when operating a motorcycle on Louisiana roadways. Although not every crash is survivable, utilizing proper safety equipment decreases the risk of serious injury or death.