Readhimer man dies as a result of medical emergency


Silas Akin, 60 of Readhimer, died March 24 at 9:42 am as a result of what is believed to be a medical emergency while operating his motor vehicle according to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies, Louisiana State Police, and Natchitoches Regional Medical Center EMS responded to reports of a vehicle off of the roadway on Hwy. 9 north of Creston. Upon their arrival they found Akin unresponsive.

The Natchitoches Parish Coroner’s Office was contacted. Asst. Coroner Steven Clanton pronounced Akin dead at the scene.

Deputies say the preliminary investigation, reveals that Akin was operating a 2013 Ford pickup truck traveling northbound on Hwy. 9 north of Creston near milepost# 8, when he apparently experienced a medical-related complication causing him to leave the roadway.

According to Natchitoches Parish Asst. Coroner Steven Clanton, the apparent preliminary cause of death appears to be a medical-related issue and not the result of a traffic crash.

Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies, Louisiana State Police and the Natchitoches Parish Coroner’s Office investigated the incident.

We extend our sympathy to the Akin family.