OUACHITA PARISH -- A West Monroe woman is killed in a deadly motorcycle wreck.
Louisiana State Police responded to a two vehicle crash around 1:30 p.m. Saturday on Highway 616, west of Highway 617.
Connie Henery, 55, was driving a 2012 Tao motorcycle north on Dead Chapel Road. She made a right turn onto Highway 616 and lost control of the motorcycle. She then crossed the center line and was struck head on by a 2005 GMC Envoy, driven by 17-year old Christopher Dean, that was heading west the highway.
Henery was ejected from the motorcycle.
She was transported to Glenwood Regional Medical Center where she died. Henery was wearing a U.S. Department of Transportation approved helmet. Dean was properly restrained and did not report any injuries.
Police say impairment is not suspected. A toxicology sample was obtained and will be submitted for analysis. The crash remains under investigation.
While the exact cause of this crash is unknown, Troopers would like to remind drivers that inattentive and distracted driving are leading causes of crashes in our state. Motorists should always pay close attention to other traffic and drive care. More information on distracted driving may be found online at www.distraction.gov.