Unrestrained Driver Dies in Single-Vehicle Crash in Evangeline Parish

Published: 11-05-2023 | Category: Troop I

Evangeline Parish – At approximately 9:00 p.m. on November 4, 2023, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop I were notified of a single-vehicle crash on Louisiana Highway 104 near Richardson Lane. The crash claimed the life of 42-year-old Anthony J. Bias of Mamou. 

The initial investigation by State Police revealed the crash occurred as Bias was driving a 2007 Nissan Altima west on LA Hwy 104. For unknown reasons, Bias ran off the roadway to the left and entered a ditch. After doing so, the front of the Altima struck a tree.

Bias was unrestrained and suffered fatal injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Evangeline Parish Coroner’s Office. Impairment is unknown, and a toxicology sample was submitted for analysis. 

Troop I has investigated 44 fatal crashes resulting in 49 deaths since the beginning of 2023.

Contact Information:
TFC Thomas Gossen    
Louisiana State Police
Troop I Public Affairs  
Office: (337) 262-5880