UPDATE (05/31/2023): Louisiana State Police have identified the victim of the fatal crash on Interstate 20 westbound near milepost 123 as 36-year-old Alisha Adcock of Metairie, La. As a result of the fatality, Leon Patrick Jr. has been charged with Vehicular Homicide and Careless Operation.
On Monday, May 29, 2023, shortly after 9:00 PM, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop F began investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash on I-20 westbound just west of the Millhaven Exit. The investigation revealed that a 2006 GMC Yukon, driven by Patrick, was traveling west on I-20 in the outside lane. At the same time, a 2001 Suzuki motorcycle, driven by Adcock, was also traveling west in the outside lane of I-20. For reasons still under investigation, the GMC struck the rear end of the Suzuki.
As a result of being struck, Adcock, who was not wearing a DOT-approved helmet, was ejected from the Suzuki and became trapped under the GMC. As a result of this crash, Adcock suffered fatal injuries. She was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Ouachita Parish Coroner’s Office.
Patrick, who was unrestrained and not injured, was taken into custody at the crash scene after displaying signs of impairment. He was transported to the Ouachita Correctional Center, where he voluntarily submitted a breath sample, which indicated a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) over the legal limit. He was booked into the Ouachita Correctional Center for Vehicular Homicide and Careless Operation. A routine toxicology sample was collected from Adcock and will be submitted for analysis.
The crash remains under investigation.
All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
OUACHITA PARISH (KTVE/KARD) — On Monday, May 29, 2023, at approximately 9:20 PM, Louisiana State Police were dispatched to a fatal crash on Interstate 20 westbound near milepost 123. Upon arrival, Troopers noticed that a gray 2006 GMC Yukon crashed in the tree line located north of the roadway.
According to officials, they also observed a motorcycle with severe damage in the grassy area north of the interstate. Officials confirmed that the driver of the motorcycle was pronounced deceased.
The driver of the GMC Yukon was identified as 52-year-old Leon Patrick Jr. Authorities noticed that Patrick’s eyes were red and watery, and his speech was slurred.
Authorities detected a strong odor of alcohol coming from Patrick’s breath. According to authorities, Patrick allegedly admitted to drinking four beers before driving from Rayville, La.
After performing poorly on the Standardized Field Sobriety Test and reportedly, Patrick was arrested and transported to the Ouachita Correctional Center. He was booked for Careless Operation and Vehicular Homicide.