Published: 06-28-2023 | Category: Troop G
TROOP G NEWS RELEASE
June 28, 2023
Desoto Parish Crash Claims the Life of One and Severely Injures Two
Mansfield – On Wednesday, June 28, 2023, shortly after 2:00 p.m., Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop G began investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash on LA Hwy 175 north of LA Hwy 509. This crash claimed the life of 84-year-old Oristene Jackson of Mansfield.
The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2012 Chevrolet Silverado, driven by Jackson, was traveling north on LA Hwy 175. At the same time, a 2015 Honda Crosstour, driven by 70-year-old Priscilla Powell of Hemphill, TX, was traveling south on LA Hwy 175. For reasons still under investigation, the Silverado crossed the centerline and struck the Crosstour head on.
As a result of this crash, Jackson, who was properly restrained, suffered fatal injuries. She was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Desoto Parish Coroner’s Office. Hemphill, who was properly restrained, and a juvenile passenger in the Crosstour, who was not properly restrained, suffered serious injuries and were transported to a local hospital for treatment. Although impairment is not suspected, routine toxicology samples were collected and will be submitted for analysis. This crash remains under investigation.
Troopers wish to remind motorists to always make good decisions while in a motor vehicle. Never drive impaired, fatigued or distracted, follow all traffic laws, and always ensure that every occupant is properly restrained. While not all crashes are survivable, taking simple precautions such as these can often mean the difference between life and death.
Children depend on adults to ensure they are properly restrained in an age and weight appropriate car seat or booster seat. Nationally Certified Child Seat Technicians are available across Louisiana to assist you with properly installing your car seat. For more information on where to go for assistance, please visit https://www.lahighwaysafety.org/Pages/OurPrograms/ChildPassengerSafety.aspx.
In 2023, Troop G has investigated 15 fatal crashes, resulting in 15 deaths.
TPR LeAnn Hodges
Louisiana State Police
Public Affairs - Troop G
Office: (318) 741-7409