Ferriday Man Killed in Concordia Parish Crash

Published: 03-19-2024 | Category: Troop E


March 19, 2024

 Ferriday Man Killed in Concordia Parish Crash

Concordia Parish – On March 18, 2024, at approximately 7:00 p.m., Louisiana State Police (LSP) Troop E was requested by the Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office (CPSO) to respond and investigate a three-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 425 at U.S. Highway 84 that occurred inside the city limits of Ferriday.  The crash claimed the life of 44-year-old Jason Tyson of Ferriday.

The initial investigation revealed that 29-year-old Ben Ceasor of Ferriday, driving a 2004 Ford Crown Victoria, was wanted by Tensas Parish Sheriff’s Office (TPSO) for aggravated assault with a firearm. A CPSO deputy identified and conducted a traffic stop with Ceasor at EE Wallace Road and Texas Avenue. For reasons still under investigation, Ceasor fled the initial traffic stop, ran the stop sign at U.S. Highway 425 and collided head-on with a 2017 Ford F250 and a 2020 Ford F150.

Ceasor, whose restraint usage is unknown, sustained moderate injuries and was transported to a local hospital. The driver of the Ford F250 and a juvenile passenger in the Ford F150, who were restrained, sustained moderate injuries and were transported to a local hospital. The driver of the Ford F150, who also was restrained, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased on scene. Toxicology samples were obtained and submitted for analysis.

On March 19, 2024, LSP arrested Ceasor and charged him with aggravated flight for an officer (two counts), felony hit and run (two counts), vehicular homicide, vehicular negligent injury (two counts), resisting an officer by providing false information, stop sign violation and felon in possession of a firearm. This crash remains under investigation.  

Louisiana State Police would like to remind all motorists that if you feel differently, you drive differently. Alcohol, prescription drugs, and other drugs have many effects on the body that negatively affect driving skills. These drugs can impair visual ability, alter the sense of time and space, impair fine motor skills needed to operate a motor vehicle, and decrease reaction times. Motorists are encouraged to plan ahead and designate a sober driver. Not doing so can have deadly consequences.

In 2024, Troop E Troopers have investigated 14 fatal crashes, resulting in 16 fatalities.  

Contact Information:

M/T Casey Wallace

Louisiana State Police

Public Affairs Section

Office: (318) 239-0912