Lake Providence – On Thursday February 9, 2023, after 3:45 p.m., Louisiana State Police Troop F responded to a two-vehicle crash which occurred on U.S. Highway 65 north of Lake Providence. This crash claimed the life of 45-year-old Casi E.B. Blaylock.
The preliminary investigation revealed that Casi E.B. Blaylock was driving north on U.S. Highway 65, in a 2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. At the same time, a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado was traveling south. For reasons still under investigation, the Monte Carlo crossed the centerline and entered the Silverado’s lane and struck it head-on.
Blaylock, who was restrained, sustained fatal injuries and was transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced deceased. The driver of the other vehicle, who was properly restrained, sustained moderate injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. Impairment is unknown at this time; however, routine toxicology samples were submitted for analysis.
Although the exact cause of the crash remains under investigation, Troopers would like to remind the public of the following: inattentive and distracted driving is dangerous and is a leading cause of crashes in our state. It is important for motorists to pay attention to what is going on outside of the vehicle they are driving and to get plenty of rest in order to remain alert.
In 2023, Troop F has investigated four fatal crashes, which have resulted in four fatalities.
M/T Javier Leija
Louisiana State Police
Public Affairs Section
Office: (318) 345-2810