Brusly man dies after crashing atv in West Baton Rouge Parish

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South
Plaquemine Post South

Shortly before 6:00 p.m. on January 11, 2020, troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a fatal crash involving an ATV on LA Hwy 989-1 west of LA Hwy 989-2 in West Baton Rouge Parish.

The crash claimed the life of 44-year-old Shaun Duplantis of Brusly.

The initial investigation revealed the crash occurred as Duplantis was traveling eastbound on LA Hwy 989-1 on a 1995 Honda FourTrax four wheeler.

For reasons still under investigation, Duplantis exited the right side of the roadway. After leaving the roadway, the Honda entered a ditch and struck a tree bordering the roadway.

Duplantis sustained serious injuries as a result of the crash. He was transported to a local hospital, where he ultimately succumbed to his injuries.

Impairment is unknown at this time, but a toxicology sample was taken from Duplantis for analysis. This crash remains under investigation.

Louisiana State Troopers wish to remind motorists making good choices while in motor vehicles such as never driving while impaired, always ensuring every occupant is properly restrained, and avoiding all distractions can often mean the difference between life and death.

Contributed by La. State Police