Unrestrained Driver Dead Following Two-Vehicle Crash in Calcasieu Parish

Published: 12-17-2023 | Category: Troop D

Unrestrained Driver Dead Following Two-Vehicle Crash in Calcasieu Parish 

Calcasieu Parish – Shortly after 12:00 p.m. on December 17, 2023, Louisiana State Police Troop D was notified of a two-vehicle crash on Louisiana Highway 14 at Corbina Road. The crash claimed the life of 20-year-old Roger Perez-Sanchez of Lake Charles.   

The preliminary investigation revealed a northbound Mazda 3, driven by Perez-Sanchez, failed to yield from the stop sign at Corbina Road as it entered LA 14. At the same time, a Ford F-150 was traveling east on LA 14. The Mazda entered the path of the F-150 in the eastbound lane of LA 14 and was struck on the left side.

Perez-Sanchez was unrestrained and suffered fatal injuries. He was pronounced deceased by the Calcasieu Parish Coroner’s Office. The driver and two passengers in the F-150 were restrained and sustained only minor injuries.

A routine toxicology sample from both drivers has been submitted to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis. This crash remains under investigation.

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 always ensuring every occupant is properly restrained and not driving impaired or distracted can often mean the difference between life and death.

Troop D has investigated 34 fatal crashes resulting in 37 deaths in 2023.

Contact Information:

TFC Thomas Gossen              

Louisiana State Police
Troop I Public Affairs 

Office: (337) 262-5880