Natchitoches man suffers serious injuries following car crash near Robeline

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A Natchitoches man suffered serious injuries March 9 at 6:58 pm following a single-vehicle crash on Hwy. 6, west of Robeline according to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office.

NPSO Patrol Division deputies, State Police, Natchitoches Regional Medical Center EMS, NPSO Rescue, Robeline Police, and Natchitoches Parish Fire District-7 responded to 911 reports of a single-vehicle injury crash. Life Air-1 EMS chopper was placed on stand-by.

A 56-year-old Natchitoches man was traveling eastbound on Hwy. 6 operating a 1987 Ford Crown Victoria when he apparently lost control of the vehicle, crossing the centerline striking a bridge railing west of Robeline.

The vehicle then ricocheted off the bridge railing leaving the roadway on the right side, traveling down an embankment striking a tree.

The vehicle operator was extricated from the wreckage with the use of the “Jaws of Life” by members of NPFD #7 and transported from the scene by EMS to Natchitoches Regional Medical Center with serious injuries.

He was later airlifted from NRMC by Life Air-1 to LSU-University Health, Shreveport Trauma Center.

Due to the seriousness of the injuries, the NPSO is currently withholding the drivers name.

Troopers assigned to LSP Troop-E are investigating the crash.

All other information will be released by Troop-E Alexandria.

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