Motorcyclist Dies after being Struck by Vehicle in Ascension Parish

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Shortly before 11 a.m. on March 8, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a two vehicle fatality crash that occurred on La. 940 west of La. 44 in Ascension Parish. The crash took the life of 18 year old Aiden Womack of Gonzales.

The initial investigation by State Police revealed that the crash occurred as Womack was operating his 2005 Kawasaki motorcycle eastbound on La. 940.  At the same time, 72 year old Hazel Miles of Gonzales was traveling westbound on La. 940 in a 2002 Ford F-150. For unknown reasons, Miles failed to yield and began to make a left turn into the path of Womack’s motorcycle. Womack was unable to avoid Miles’ vehicle and struck the passenger’s side

Womack suffered serious injuries as a result of the crash and was transported to University Medical Center where he was later pronounced deceased. Miles was properly restrained and sustained minor injuries in the crash. Impairment is not suspected to be a factor in this crash but a toxicology sample was taken from both drivers for analysis. This crash remains under investigation and charges are pending.

Louisiana State Troopers would like to remind motorist to “Watch for Motorcycles.”  As the spring and summer months approach, more and more motorcyclists will be traveling on Louisiana highways.  We ask that motorist take an extra second to look for motorcycles before pulling out, turning, or changing lanes.