Published: 06-29-2020 | Category: Troop A
Ventress – Shortly before 3:00 am on June 29, 2020, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a single vehicle fatal crash on LA Hwy 413 west of LA Hwy 414 in Pointe Coupee Parish. The crash claimed the life of 66-year-old Robert Major of Ventress.
The initial investigation revealed the crash occurred as Major was traveling westbound on LA Hwy 413 in a 2005 Toyota Tacoma. For reasons still under investigation, the Toyota ran off the roadway to the left and struck a utility pole. After striking the utility pole, the Toyota overturned.
Major was unrestrained at the time of the crash and sustained fatal injuries. He was pronounced deceased on the scene. As part of the ongoing investigation, a toxicology sample was obtained from Major for analysis.
Louisiana State Troopers wish to remind motorists that all occupants in a vehicle must be restrained, regardless of seating position. 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 never driving while impaired and always ensuring every occupant is properly restrained can often mean the difference between life and death.
TFC Taylor J. Scrantz
Louisiana State Police
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