23-Year-Old Kami Manuel Killed in Wrong-Way Wreck

By and large, the rules of the road are relatively straightforward. With an eye towards protecting oneself and fellow citizens, we rely on our fellow drivers to adhere to those regulations because it seems like most accidents could be avoided if the traffic safety laws were followed.  However, fatalities resulting from a lack of caution […]

Latashi Eddy and Gregory Lafleur Killed in Acadia Parish Accident

It’s a narrative that’s often ignored, overlooked, or looked down upon, but wearing seat belts can save lives in a car accident. According to statistics, seat belts saved over 329,000 lives between 1960-2012. In addition to preventing ejection from the vehicle, proper seat belt use also allows air bags to work properly and effectively. Unfortunately […]

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42-Year-Old Franklin Martin Dies in Crash on Hwy 686

Troop I has investigated an unfortunate number of deaths so far in 2022 on the road. There have been 26 deaths as a result of 23 crashes this year, which is an updated total considering the incident involving 42 year-old Franklin Joseph Martin.  Martin was behind the wheel of a 2017 Toyota Corolla on the […]

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72-Year-Old Claude Chevis Killed in Stop Sign Accident

Many drivers can relate to Willis Curley’s July 4th weekend strategy when it comes to stop sign regulations. Everyone has somewhere to go, and wants to get there as fast as possible. As a result, some folks behind the wheel never truly stop when encountering the red-and-white octagons; rather, they roll into an intersection only […]

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Two Louisiana Men Launched to Death, Did Not Wear Seatbelts

While it is often reinforced verbally and illustratively, there is no more chilling reminder about the importance of wearing a seatbelt than a fatal accident. Sixty-three-year-old Walter Meyer lost his life last week in a car crash on Louisiana Highway 14 in Vermilion Parish. His GMC Sierra truck made contact with a Chevrolet Silverado that […]

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15-Year-Old Bicyclist Killed by Drunk and Drugged Driver

On January 27, 2022, a 15-year-old was out doing what a lot of teenagers love to do: ride their bicycles.  “We had a bicyclist doing what he should have been doing,” said Calcasieu Parish District Attorney Stephen Dwight. “He had reflective gear on, he had lights on, and he was traveling in the roadway-where he […]