Published: 03-23-2021 | Category: Troop A
Grosse Tete – Shortly before 7:30 am on March 23, 2021, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a two vehicle fatality crash on LA Hwy 77 south of LA Hwy 386 in Iberville Parish. The crash claimed the lives of 40-year-old Patrick Dwyer and 77-year-old Marvin Stampley, both of Plaquemine.
The initial investigation revealed the crash occurred as Dwyer was traveling southbound on LA Hwy 77 in a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado. At the same time, Stampley was traveling northbound on LA Hwy 77 in a 2015 Ford F-150. For reasons still under investigation, Dwyer crossed the centerline into the opposing lane, which resulted in the Chevrolet striking the Ford head-on.
Dwyer and Stampley were both properly restrained and sustained fatal injuries. They were pronounced deceased on the scene. As part of the ongoing investigation, toxicology samples were obtained from both drivers for analysis.
Louisiana State Troopers wish to remind motorists that while not all crashes are survivable, statistics show that the chances of surviving a crash rise significantly when properly restrained. 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
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