Woman arrested in fatal crash involving motorcycle, vehicle on P - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

Woman arrested in fatal crash involving motorcycle, vehicle on Plank Rd. near Clinton

Source: WAFB Source: WAFB
CLINTON, LA (WAFB) -

A woman has been arrested following a fatal wreck at Plank Rd. and Gross Rd. in East Feliciana Parish. 

Just after 6 a.m. on Friday, January 13, Louisiana State Police troopers began investigating a two vehicle wreck that claimed the life of William James, 61, of Summit, Mississippi.

Cynthia Cambre, 68, of Clinton was arrested Friday in connection with this incident.

The initial investigation by LSP revealed the wreck occurred as Cambre was traveling westbound on Gross Rd. in a 2015 Jeep Renegade, while at the same time, James was riding a 2013 Triumph motorcycle northbound on Plank Rd. Officials say Cambre came to a stop and the intersection, but failed to yield the right of way to James. Cambre began to make a left turn onto Plank Rd. into the path of James' motorcycle. The motorcycle struck the driver side door of Cambre's vehicle and burst into flames.

James sustained fatal injuries as a result of the wreck and was pronounced dead at the scene by the East Feliciana Parish Coroner's Office. Cambre sustained moderate injuries and was transported to Lane Memorial Hospital for treatment. Impairment is not suspected as a factor in this incident, but toxicology samples were taken from both drivers for analysis nonetheless. 

Cambre is charged with negligent homicide and failure to yield at a stop sign.

Copyright 2017 WAFB. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Partly Cloudy, Hot, Mainly Dry

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Partly Cloudy, Hot, Mainly Dry

    Friday, August 18 2017 2:24 PM EDT2017-08-18 18:24:48 GMT

    FRIDAY: Partly cloudy skies - hot; 30% showers/storms - a high of 92°
    FRIDAY NIGHT: A few clouds, steamy - a low of 76°
    SATURDAY: Sun/cloud mix - 50% PM showers/storms; a high of 91°

    More >>

    FRIDAY: Partly cloudy skies - hot; 30% showers/storms - a high of 92°
    FRIDAY NIGHT: A few clouds, steamy - a low of 76°
    SATURDAY: Sun/cloud mix - 50% PM showers/storms; a high of 91°

    More >>
  • Deputies searching for armed bank robber who got away with cash

    Deputies searching for armed bank robber who got away with cash

    Deputies in Iberville Parish are searching for a bank robber who got away with cash.  According to officials, the incident happened Friday at the Iberville Bank at roughly 10:22 a.m.  The suspect entered the White Castle branch armed with a gun. He robbed two tellers and fled in a Nissan Versa. He was last seen headed north on LA 1. Witnesses described the suspect as a black male in his mid 20s.  If you know anything about this incident, call Crime Stoppers at (225)...More >>
    Deputies in Iberville Parish are searching for a bank robber who got away with cash.  According to officials, the incident happened Friday at the Iberville Bank at roughly 10:22 a.m.  The suspect entered the White Castle branch armed with a gun. He robbed two tellers and fled in a Nissan Versa. He was last seen headed north on LA 1. Witnesses described the suspect as a black male in his mid 20s.  If you know anything about this incident, call Crime Stoppers at (225)...More >>
  • $56K stolen in craps scam at BR casino, troopers say

    $56K stolen in craps scam at BR casino, troopers say

    One man is in custody and Louisiana State Police are looking for two others accused of taking part in manipulating a casino “craps” game at a Baton Rouge casino.  The LSP Gaming Enforcement Division says they were contacted by casino staff about a group of men who they say fraudulently won nearly $56,000 playing “craps” by a method known as “dice sliding.” In a news release sent out Friday morning, LSP did not say at which casino this was rep...

    More >>

    One man is in custody and Louisiana State Police are looking for two others accused of taking part in manipulating a casino “craps” game at a Baton Rouge casino.  The LSP Gaming Enforcement Division says they were contacted by casino staff about a group of men who they say fraudulently won nearly $56,000 playing “craps” by a method known as “dice sliding.” In a news release sent out Friday morning, LSP did not say at which casino this was rep...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly