Motorcyclist Caleb Jase Hebert killed in crash
Louisiana Highway 378 connects our community and is home to many places held near and dear to our hearts. Red Tails Boil House, Sam Houston High School, and St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church are just some of the locations residents in our area frequent on a regular basis.
Although the roadway is part of the lifeblood of our town, an accident that took the life of motorcyclist Caleb Jase Hebert around 5 a.m. on October 30 reminds us that the utmost caution needs to be exercised while driving it.
30-year-old Hebert was driving his Harley Davidson motorcycle westbound on 378 when his bike made contact with the back of a 2003 Dodge truck just west of North Perkins Ferry Road, ejecting Hebert from his motorcycle.
According to reports, Hebert was wearing a DOT-approved helmet and was transported to a local medical facility in Lake Charles but was unable to overcome his injuries. The driver of the Dodge was wearing his seatbelt and wasn’t injured.
No information has been released regarding if there were any extenuating circumstances surrounding the contact between the truck and the motorcycle. However, it’s been speculated that Hebert may have been impaired at the time of the crash, but toxicology samples are still being analyzed.
As a reminder for everyone in our community, please stay aware of your surroundings and keep a following distance of at least three to four seconds between you and the car in front of you to allow for proper reaction time if someone suddenly stops in front of you or if there’s a sudden road obstruction.
In the event of a motor vehicle accident, please call (337) 433-1414 to contact the dedicated professionals at The Johnson Firm.