Driver Killed in Single-Vehicle St. Martin Parish Crash

Published: 12-22-2023 | Category: Troop I

St. Martin Parish  On December 21, 2023, shortly before 2:00 p.m., Louisiana State Police Troop I was notified of a single-vehicle crash on Louisiana Highway 347, approximately 2 miles north of Louisiana Highway 96. The crash claimed the life of 59-year-old Douglas Reese Adams of New Iberia.


The preliminary investigation revealed Adams was driving a 2023 Honda Accord north on LA 347 when he failed to negotiate a left curve and ran off the roadway. After doing so, the Accord struck a tree and came to rest in the ditch.


Adams, who was restrained, suffered fatal injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the St. Martin Parish Coroner’s Office.


A standard toxicology sample was submitted for analysis, and this crash remains under investigation.


Troop I has investigated 54 fatal crashes resulting in 59 fatalities in 2023.

Contact Information:

TFC Thomas Gossen
Public Information Officer
Troop I - Public Affairs
337-262-5880 (office)