Morning Crash Claims New Iberia Motorcyclist in St. Mary Parish
73-year-old Duel E. Judice of New Iberia is dead after crashing his motorcycle on the north frontage road of U.S. Highway 90 east of Louisiana Highway 668 in St. Mary Parish around 6:30 a.m. on August 19.
Louisiana State Police Trooper Thomas Gossen says Judice was ejected off of his motorcycle after running off the left side of the road. It's not known why he ran off the side of the road and impairment is not suspected but standard toxicology samples have been sent off for testing. Judice was wearing a DOT-approved helmet at the time of the crash, which remains under investigation.
Trooper Gossen says this is the 34th fatal crash that Troop I has investigated in 2020; this being the 6th fatal motorcycle crash. Judice's death marks the 37th death of 2020.