Published: 12-28-2020 | Category: Troop A
The initial investigation revealed the crash occurred as Carney was traveling southbound on US Hwy 61 in a 2001 Mazda Tribute. For reasons still under investigation, the Mazda exited the roadway to the right and proceeded into a canal bordering the roadway. After entering the canal, the vehicle became partially submerged.
Carney was unrestrained at the time of the crash and sustained fatal injuries. He was pronounced deceased on the scene. As part of the ongoing investigation, a toxicology sample was obtained from Carney for analysis.
Louisiana State Troopers wish to remind motorists making good choices while in motor vehicles such as never driving while impaired, always ensuring every occupant is properly restrained, and avoiding all distractions can often mean the difference between life and death.
TFC Taylor J. Scrantz
Louisiana State Police
Public Affairs Section
Office: (225) 754-8524