Thibodaux motorcyclist killed in Terrebonne

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SCHRIEVER, La. (WGNO) — The Louisiana State Police reported a fatal crash at the Louisiana Highway 24 (West Main Street) at the intersection with Louisiana Highway 311 in Terrebonne Parish.

The two-vehicle crash that occurred before 11 a.m. on Saturday claimed the life of 48-year-old Richard Vizier of Thibodaux.

The preliminary investigation by Troop C deputies revealed Austin Wernich of Schriever, La., was traveling west on LA Hwy 311 in a 2010 Dodge Nitro. As Wernich approached the intersection with LA Hwy 24, he came to a stop due to a stop sign.

Vizier, who was riding on a 2020 Harley-Davidson Street Glide, was traveling south on LA Hwy 24 in the left lane. Wernich failed to yield to approaching traffic and began to enter the intersection into the path of the Harley-Davidson.

The motorcycle struck Wernich’s vehicle causing Vizier to be ejected.

Although Vizier was wearing a DOT approved helmet, he suffered serious injuries as a result of the crash.

He was transported to Thibodaux Regional Medical Center by Acadian Ambulance where he later died.

Wernich, who was properly restrained at the time of the crash, suffered no injuries.

A toxicology sample was collected from Vizier and submitted for analysis.

Wernich provided a voluntary breath sample which showed no alcohol detected.

This crash remains under investigation.

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