Opelousas man arrested in motorcylist’s death

An Opelousas man who ran out of gas and left his Mitsubishi pickup Oct. 10 on the side of Kennerson Road was arrested this week in the death of a motorcyclist who rode into the truck, St. Landry sheriff’s officials said.

The truck had no lights on to warn others it obstructed the roadway, officials said.

Marcus Amos, 45, is being held without bond on one count each of negligent homicide, failure to report an accident, driving under suspension, no insurance, expired vehicle registration and criminal mischief for allegedly filling out a false report, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Cory Shawn Perry was riding his 2008 Yamaha west when it struck Amos’ truck, which had been left in the travel lane, Capt. Megan Vizena said in an email.

She said said Perry hit the rear of the truck and died at the scene.

“Minutes after the crash occurred, Amos fled the scene on foot, leaving Perry’s body in the roadway,” Vizena said.

Amos was booked into the St. Landry Parish Jail on Monday.