Winnsboro – On May 6, 2023, just before 5:00 a.m., Troopers assigned to Louisiana State Police Troop F began investigating a single-vehicle fatality crash on LA Hwy 871 just south of LA Hwy 562. The crash claimed the life of 45-year-old Thomas Wollerson.
The initial investigation revealed that a 2015 Dodge Ram, driven by Wollerson, was traveling south on LA Hwy 871. For reasons still under investigation, the Dodge exited the roadway and struck a utility pole.
Wollerson, who was properly restrained, suffered fatal injuries as a result of the crash. He was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Franklin Parish Coroner’s Office.
Impairment on the part of Wollerson is unknown; however, routine toxicology samples were collected and will be submitted for analysis. This crash remains under investigation.
Although the exact cause of this 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 remain alert, get plenty of rest, and be mindful of other drivers on the roadway at all times.
In 2023, Troop F has investigated 14 fatal crashes resulting in 15 deaths.
TPR LeAnn Hodges Louisiana State Police Public Affairs - Troop G Office: (318) 741-7409 LeAnn.Hodges@la.gov