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Opelousas booked on negligent homicide charges

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OPELOUSAS, La. (KALB News Channel 5) –An Opelousas man has been booked on negligent homicide charges.

Marcus Amos was arrested after a fatal motorcycle crash that occurred October 10 on Kennerson Road around 7 p.m. in Opelousas that claimed the life of Cory Shawn Perry.

According to St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office, a 2008 Yamaha motorcycle operated by Cory Shawn Perry of Opelousas was traveling westbound on Kennerson Road when it struck a Mitsubishi pickup truck left abandoned in the travel lane.  The truck belonged to Marcus J. Amos.

Captain Megan Vizena stated, "Our investigation revealed that Marcus Amos ran out of gasoline while traveling west on Kennerson Road. The truck was left parked in the roadway with no signs of any emergency lights or tail lights activated. Perry, the driver of the motorcycle, was traveling westbound on Kennerson Road when the motorcycle impacted the rear of the truck. Perry was later pronounced dead at the crash scene."

Amos fled the scene on foot, leaving Perry's body in the roadway, according to SLSO.

He was also charged for failure to report an accident, driving under suspension, no insurance, expired vehicle registration and criminal mischief (filing a false police report).

Amos was booked into the St. Landry Parish Jail. His bond has not be set.

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