NPSO: Golf Cart Crash claims the life of Natchitoches man

Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies and the Natchitoches Parish Coroner’s Office are investigating a golf cart crash that claimed the life of a 22 year old Natchitoches man on Saturday according to Natchitoches Parish Sheriff Victor Jones Jr.

On Saturday morning July 25th at approximately 8:00am, Deputies assigned to the NPSO Patrol Division responded to reports of a missing person in the 1100 block of Miller Farm Road near Natchitoches, La.

Deputies spoke with the mother, who reported her son missing, collecting information for an offense report to issue a BOLO message to area law enforcement agencies.

Deputies say the mother was also concerned because her son was recovering from recent surgery.

Surveillance video at the residence showed the victim leaving the residence on a golf cart.

NPSO Deputies, Natchitoches Police, and neighbors started searching immediate areas.

A friend of the family also conducted an aerial flyover of the area.

While searching areas near the residence, NPSO Sgt. Ronnie Ross discovered evidence that led them to a fence row approximately 200-300 yards behind the residence near a wooded area where they located the overturned golf cart and victim deceased.

Deputies say it appears that the victim identified as Justin David Wyatt, 22, of 1154 Miller Farm Road, Natchitoches, La., was operating a 2015 golf cart when he apparently struck a fence post causing the cart to roll ejecting Wyatt causing fatal injuries.

Wyatt was pronounced dead at the scene by Natchitoches Parish Asst. Deputy Coroner Steven Clanton.

The body was transported for an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.

Justin attended St. Mary’s Catholic School where he went from Pre-K until he graduated in 2011.

A gathering of family and friends to celebrate the life of Justin David Wyatt will be held Monday July 27, 2015 at Blanchard St. Denis in Natchitoches, La. from 5-8pm. Services will take place on Tuesday July 28, 2015 at 11:00am at Blanchard St. Denis with burial to follow at Memorial Lawn Cemetary in Natchitoches.