State Police were called to the scene of a fatal accident in Acadia Parish last night. The incident was reported just after 7 pm and it involved a motor vehicle and a motorcycle. The drive of the motorcycle was killed.

According to reports from State Police, the incident involving the two vehicles happened just south of Rayne on Highway 35 near its intersection with Standard Mill Road. The driver of the motor vehicle was transported to a local hospital for treatment of what was described as non-life threatening injuries.

State Police identified the deceased as 38-year-old Richard John Koch of Rayne. According to the report from State Police, the motorcycle in which Koch was riding was heading south down LA 35 South of Rayne. The motor vehicle was heading east on Standard Mill Road and failed to yield.

Toxicology samples were obtained from both drivers at the scene. The crash does remain under investigation.


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