On July 10, 2022, just before 11:00 p.m., Troopers assigned to Louisiana State Police Troop G began investigating a one-vehicle fatality crash involving a (UTV) utility terrain vehicle on LA Hwy 5 at the intersection of Bates Road. The crash claimed the life of 30-year-old Jaquentin Brokenberry.
The initial investigation revealed that a 2016 Can-Am UTV, driven by a Brokenberry, was traveling north on LA Hwy 5. As he attempted to turn onto Bates Road, he ran off the road, overturned, and was ejected.
Brokenberry was not wearing a seat belt or a DOT-approved helmet. He was transported to Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport, where he was pronounced dead.
Troopers would like to stress the importance of utilizing proper safety equipment such as approved helmets and seat belts when operating any off-road vehicle. Additionally, it is dangerous and illegal to operate off-road vehicles (i.e., three-wheelers, four-wheelers, and other all-terrain vehicles) on any public roadway in this state.
In 2022, Troop G has investigated 21 fatal crashes, resulting in 22 deaths.