Unrestrained Driver Killed in Two-Vehicle Head-On Crash in Ascension Parish

Published: 12-22-2022 | Category: Troop A

Unrestrained Driver Killed in Two-Vehicle Head-On Crash in Ascension Parish
Geismar – On December 22, 2022, shortly after 2:00 p.m., Troopers with Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a two-vehicle crash on LA 928 east of LA 74 in Ascension Parish. The crash ultimately claimed the life of 62-year-old Michael Head of Geismar.   

 The initial investigation revealed that Head was driving a 2014 Cadillac SRX headed west on LA 928.   At the same time, a 2013 Toyota 4-Runner was headed east on LA 928.  For reasons still being investigated, Head crossed the center line, entered the eastbound lane, and struck the 4-Runner head-on.       

Head, who was not restrained at the time of the crash, succumbed to his injuries at the scene.  The driver of the 4-Runner was properly restrained and transported to a local hospital to be treated for moderate injuries.  As part of the ongoing investigation, a toxicology sample was obtained from both drivers and will be submitted for analysis.  This crash remains under investigation.  

While not all crashes are survivable, statistics demonstrate that properly worn restraints can significantly reduce your risk of being injured or killed in a crash. Louisiana law requires that every person in a vehicle, regardless of seating position, always remain buckled up. Properly wearing your seat belt is one of the most effective ways to save your life and reduce injuries in crashes.  During this holiday season, please take a moment to discuss the importance of seatbelt safety with your love ones.  

Contact Information:
TPR Christian Reed   
Louisiana State Police – Troop A
Public Affairs Section
Office: (225) 754-8524