Gonzales Man Killed in Single-Vehicle Livingston Parish Crash

Published: 11-30-2023 | Category: Troop A

Livingston – This morning, shortly before 9:30 a.m., Troopers with Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a single-vehicle crash on LA 42 east of LA 63 in Livingston Parish. The crash ultimately claimed the life of 39-year-old Pedro Hernandez of Gonzales.

The initial investigation revealed that Hernandez was driving a 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 headed east on LA 42.  For reasons still being investigated, Hernandez failed to negotiate a left-hand curve, exited the roadway, and struck a tree.

Despite being properly restrained, Hernandez suffered fatal injuries, and was pronounced deceased at the scene.  The passenger, who was also properly restrained, was transported to a local hospital with severe injuries from the crash. As part of the ongoing investigation, toxicology samples were taken from Hernandez and will be submitted for analysis.

While not all crashes are survivable, statistics demonstrate that properly worn restraints can significantly reduce your risk of being injured or killed in a crash. Louisiana law requires that every person in a vehicle, regardless of seating position, always remain buckled up. Properly wearing your seat belt is one of the most effective ways to
save your life and reduce injuries in crashes.

Contact Information:
TPR Christian Reed
Louisiana State Police – Troop A
Public Affairs Section
Office: (225) 754-8524