Published: 11-05-2023 | Category: Troop E
TROOP E NEWS RELEASE
November 5, 2023
Alexandria Man Killed in Rapides Parish Crash
Rapides Parish – On November 4, 2023, at approximately 1:00 a.m., Louisiana State Police Troop E responded to a one-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 71 near Cheneyville. The crash claimed the life of 34-year-old Adam Tanner.
The initial investigation revealed that a 2018 Ford Fusion, driven by Tanner, was traveling north on U.S. Highway 71. For reasons still under investigation, Tanner’s vehicle left the roadway, vaulted into the air and struck a tree.
Tanner, who was not restrained, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Routine toxicology samples were obtained and submitted for analysis. This crash remains under investigation.
While not all crashes are survivable, proper use of seat belts can greatly decrease an occupant’s chance of death and may greatly reduce the extent of injury. Always ensuring every occupant is properly restrained can often mean the difference between life and death.
In 2023, Troop E has investigated 46 fatal crashes, resulting in 51 deaths.
M/T Casey Wallace
Louisiana State Police
Public Affairs Section
Office: (318) 239-0912