As it gets nicer out, more couples are going to head out to enjoy a ride on their motorcycles. And, most of the time, they’ll make it home just fine. Sadly, that wasn’t the case for Dan and Kimberly Youngblood of Coushatta, Louisiana.
The couple set out on their 2015 Harley Davidson on Friday, March 13, 2020. They were heading down State Highway 786 just east of US Highway 371. When they were driving down the road, they ended up hitting a deer.
When they hit the deer, both Dan and Kimberly Youngblood ended up getting thrown off their bike. The bike had flipped a few times and ejected both of them into the woods on the side of the road. Both the driver and passenger were wearing State-approved helmets at the time of the crash.
The police in Martin responded to the scene right away. By the time they got to the crash site, they noticed that both the driver and passenger were seriously injured. Both were transported by ambulance to the local hospital. Sadly, Kimberly was pronounced dead at the hospital and did not survive her accident. The driver – Dan Youngblood – did survive the crash but is in the hospital recovering from moderate injuries. Kimberly was just 31-years old. Dan is 37-years old.
The police did confirm that the bike had hit a deer in the center of the road. They didn’t report of the deer was killed or not as a result of the impact. The investigation is still ongoing. It does not appear that alcohol or drugs were a factor in this motorcycle accident.
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