West Monroe Man Succumbs to Injuries in Ouachita Parish
Ouachita Parish- On Saturday, April 2, 2022, at approximately 4:00 p.m., Louisiana State Police Troop F responded to a two-vehicle crash on Louisiana Highway 34 just west of Louisiana Highway 546. This crash later claimed the life of 62-year-old William A. McCuin of West Monroe.
The preliminary investigation revealed, a 1997 Ford F-150, driven by McCuin, was traveling west on Louisiana Highway 34. For reasons under investigation, McCuin lost control of his vehicle and exited the roadway. The Ford traveled down the ditch embankment before it re-entered the roadway. As the Ford re-entered the roadway, it was struck by an eastbound commercial vehicle.
McCuin, who was restrained, sustained serious injuries and was transported to a local hospital. The driver of the commercial vehicle, who also was restrained, sustained moderate injuries and was transported to a local hospital. A toxicology sample was obtained and submitted for analysis.
On April 5, 2022, Troop F was notified that McCuin had succumbed to his injuries.
Although the exact cause of the crash remains under investigation, Troopers would like to remind the public of the following: inattentive and distracted driving is dangerous and is a leading cause of crashes in our state. It is important for motorists to pay attention to what is going on outside of the vehicle they are driving and to get plenty of rest in order to remain alert.
In 2022, Troop F has investigated nine fatal crashes resulting in 10 fatalities.
M/T Javier Leija
Louisiana State Police
Public Affairs Section
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