One Person Dead in Single-Vehicle Crash on LA 40

Published: 10-16-2020 | Category: Troop A

One Person Dead in Single-Vehicle Crash on LA 40

Independence – On Friday, October 16, 2020, just before 2:00 am, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A responded to a single-vehicle fatal crash on LA 40 east of LA 43 in Livingston Parish. The crash claimed the life of the driver, who has yet to be positively identified.

The initial investigation led Troopers to determine that a 2014 Dodge Ram pickup was eastbound on LA 40 when, for reasons still under investigation, the vehicle exited the roadway and began to overturn. The pickup then impacted a tree and became engulfed in flames. The driver sustained fatal injuries in the crash and was pronounced deceased on scene. The crash investigation remains ongoing.

Louisiana State Troopers wish to remind motorists to make good, safe decisions such as never driving while impaired, always ensuring every occupant is properly restrained, obeying the speed limit, and avoiding all distractions. While not all crashes are survivable, statistics show that chances of surviving a crash rise significantly when properly restrained.

Contact Information:
S/T Jeremy Price
Louisiana State Police
Public Affairs Section
Office: (985) 893-6250