John Leblanc Killed in 18-wheeler Accident in St. Martin Parish, LA
St. Martin Parish, LA — May 1, 2023, John Leblanc sustained fatal injuries as the result of an 18-wheeler accident at around 8:30 a.m. along Highway 182.
Authorities with the Louisiana State Police said that the incident occurred at the intersection of Highway 182 and Highway 92-1 in the Cade area.
Initial details about the crash say that it happened as 57-year-old John Leblanc was on a motorcycle traveling westbound along Highway 182. Ahead of Leblanc, police believe that an 18-wheeler, also westbound, attempted to make a wide-right turn off the highway. While it did so, authorities report that Leblanc began to pass the 18-wheeler on the right. As the 18-wheeler turned, the truck and the motorcycle collided.
Leblanc apparently sustained serious injuries and was taken to a hospital. Reports say he has since died as a result of those injuries. No one else was said to have been injured due to the crash. Right now, investigations are ongoing. Details suggest that "charges are pending," but further information is required to confirm if that's and what those possible charges would be.