Unrestrained Teenager Killed in East Feliciana Parish Crash

Published: 09-19-2020 | Category: Troop A

Unrestrained Teenager Killed in East Feliciana Parish Crash
Clinton – Shortly before 8:00 am on September 19, 2020, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a two vehicle fatality crash on LA Hwy 10 east of LA Hwy 961 in East Feliciana Parish. The crash claimed the life of 17-year-old Demetrius Orlando Robertson Jr. of Greensburg.

The initial investigation revealed the crash occurred as Robertson was traveling eastbound on LA Hwy 10 in a 2014 Ford Fusion. At the same time, a 2011 Nissan Juke was traveling westbound on LA Hwy 10. For reasons still under investigation, Robertson crossed the centerline into the opposing lane, which resulted in the Ford striking the Nissan head-on.

Robertson was unrestrained at the time of the crash and sustained fatal injuries. He was pronounced deceased on the scene. The driver of the Nissan was also unrestrained and sustained serious injuries. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment. As part of the ongoing investigation, toxicology samples were obtained from both drivers for analysis.

Louisiana State Troopers wish to remind motorists that 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, always ensuring every occupant is properly restrained, and avoiding all distractions can often mean the difference between life and death.

Contact Information:
TFC Taylor J. Scrantz
Louisiana State Police
Public Affairs Section
Office: (225) 754-8524