(KSLA) - A two-vehicle wreck claimed the life of a resident of Downsville, a town that straddles the Lincoln-Union parish line.
Ronald R. Withers, 58, was driving a 2007 Harley-Davidson motorcycle south when a northbound 2007 Chevrolet pickup made a left turn in front of him, according to Louisiana State Police.
The two vehicles collided on Louisiana Highway 15 a few miles north of the Ouachita Parish line about 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Withers was taken to a Farmerville hospital, where he died.
The motorcyclist was wearing a DOT-approved helmet at the time of the wreck, Trooper Glenn Younger said.
Now the driver of the pickup is being held on several charges, including vehicular homicide.
Authorities say 58-year-old Eros resident John D. Becker's breath-alcohol content was almost twice the legal limit.
A toxicology sample also was taken from Becker and will be submitted for analysis.
This crash remains under investigation. at the time of the crash.
Troop F has investigated 15 fatal crashes resulting in 18 deaths this year.