Unrestrained Driver Succumbs to Injuries in St. James Parish Crash

Published: 04-01-2024 | Category: Troop C


Vacherie – On April 1, 2024, shortly before 3:00 a.m., Louisiana State Police Troop C began investigating a single-vehicle fatality crash on Louisiana Highway 18 just west of Louisiana Highway 20. The crash claimed the life of 35-year-old Willie Pierre of Convent.


The preliminary investigation revealed Pierre was traveling west on LA Hwy 18 while driving a 2020 Chevrolet Silverado in a right curve. For reasons still under investigation, Pierre crossed the centerline, traveled off the roadway to the left, and struck a tree. 


Pierre, who was not restrained at the time of the crash, suffered serious injuries. He was transported to a nearby hospital, where he later died.


A standard toxicology sample was collected from Pierre and submitted for analysis. This crash remains under investigation.


Buckling up is the most effective way to protect yourself while driving or riding in a vehicle. It can reduce the risk of serious injury or death in the event of a crash, and it takes only seconds to do so. Always remember to buckle up before starting your journey, no matter how short the trip may be.


Troop C has investigated 6 fatal crashes resulting in 6 fatalities in 2024.


Contact Information:

TFC Ross Brennan

Louisiana State Police

Public Affairs Section – Troop C

Office: (985) 857-3680