Natchitoches Parish – Earlier today, a single vehicle crash killed a man from Natchitoches, LA.
Troopers responded to the crash around 5:55 p.m., which occurred on LA Hwy 9 north of Creston. The crash involved a 2015 Chevrolet pickup, driven by Winston D. Ficklin Jr. (B/M 53 yrs). The Chevrolet was southbound on LA Hwy 9 when Ficklin Jr. lost control and exited the left side of the roadway. After exiting the roadway, the vehicle collided with two trees before overturning.
Ficklin Jr. was wearing a seat belt, but was pronounced dead on the scene.
The investigation remains ongoing. Routine toxicology tests are pending.
While not all crashes are survivable, seat belts can greatly decrease the occupant’s chance of death and will greatly reduce the extent of injury.
Troop E Troopers have investigated 29 fatal crashes in 2016, resulting in 34 fatalities.
M/T Daniel “Scott” Moreau
Louisiana State Police
Public Affairs Section – Troop E
Office: (318) 769-9USA (872)