Published: 08-28-2023 | Category: Troop E
TROOP E NEWS RELEASE
August 26, 2023
Unrestrained Provencal Man Killed in Rapides Parish Crash
Boyce – On Saturday, August 26, 2023, shortly after 5:00 a.m., Troopers assigned to Louisiana State Police Troop E began investigating a single-vehicle fatal crash on LA Hwy 121 just south of LA Hwy 1200. This crash claimed the life of 61-year-old Jeffery Broadway.
The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2008 Nissan Frontier, driven by Broadway, was traveling south on LA Hwy 121. For reasons still under investigation, Broadway failed to negotiate a right-hand curve, crossed the centerline, and exited the roadway to the left before overturning several times.
As a result of this crash, Broadway, who was unrestrained, suffered fatal injuries. He was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Rapides Parish Coroner’s Office. Although impairment is not suspected, routine toxicology samples were collected and will be submitted for analysis. This crash remains under investigation.
While not all crashes are survivable, statistics show that properly wearing your seat belt will dramatically reduce your chance 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.
In 2023, Troop E has investigated 36 fatal crashes, resulting in 41 deaths.
TPR LeAnn Hodges
Louisiana State Police
Public Affairs - Troop G
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