Published: 12-19-2020 | Category: Troop A
Zachary – Shortly after 4:30 am on December 18, 2020, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a single vehicle serious injury crash on LA Hwy 64 east of US Hwy 61 in East Baton Rouge Parish. The crash ultimately resulted in the death of 24-year-old Michael Comeaux of Metairie.
The initial investigation revealed the crash occurred as Comeaux was traveling westbound on LA Hwy 64 in a 2014 GMC Sierra. For reasons still under investigation, the GMC exited the left side of the roadway. After exiting the roadway, the GMC struck a tree bordering the roadway.
Comeaux was unrestrained at the time of the crash and sustained serious injuries. He was transported from the scene to a local hospital for treatment. On December 19, 2020, Troop A was notified Comeaux succumbed to his injuries. As part of the ongoing investigation, a toxicology sample was obtained from Comeaux for analysis.
The difficult assignment of death notification continues to be one of the hardest elements of the Law Enforcement profession. Notification is even more difficult when Troopers know that the outcome was preventable. With the holiday season upon us, please take a moment to put the safety of you and your loved ones ahead of everything else. Aside from sound decisions behind the wheel, speak to your family and friends about the consequences of impaired driving. Remind them that putting on a seatbelt greatly reduces the chances of being killed or seriously injured in a crash. Speak to them about the dangers of distracted driving. The conversation you have today could be the difference tomorrow.
TFC Taylor J. Scrantz
Louisiana State Police
Public Affairs Section
Office: (225) 754-8524