Natchitoches Man Killed in Winn Parish Crash

Published: 01-29-2024 | Category: Troop E


January 29, 2024

 Natchitoches Man Killed in Winn Parish Crash

Winn Parish – On January 29, 2024, shortly before 11:30 a.m., Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop E began investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash on U.S. Highway 84 at the intersection of Morningstar Road. This crash claimed the life of 37-year-old Johnny Dubois III.       

The initial investigation revealed that a 1995 Nissan, driven by Dubois, was northbound on Morningstar Road. As the Nissan approached the intersection of U.S. Highway 84, Dubois failed to properly clear the intersection before proceeding. As a result, the Nissan entered the westbound travel lanes of U.S. Highway 84 and was struck by a westbound 1999 Peterbuilt.

Dubois, who was restrained, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the commercial vehicle, who also was restrained, sustained moderate injuries and was transported to a local hospital. Routine toxicology samples were obtained and submitted for analysis.

While the cause of this crash remains under investigation, distracted and inattentive driving continues to be a leading cause of crashes in our state.  Louisiana State Police urges all motorists to stay alert while driving.  A lapse in one’s awareness can have deadly consequences.

In 2024, Troop E has investigated three fatal crashes, resulting in three deaths.

Contact Information:

M/T Casey Wallace

Louisiana State Police

Public Affairs Section

Office: (318) 239-0912