A Gorum couple suffered moderate-to-minor injuries in a single-vehicle crash on Hwy. 119, according to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office.
NPSO Patrol Division deputies, Louisiana State Police, Natchitoches Parish Fire Protection District #1 and Natchitoches Regional Medical Center EMS responded to reports of a single-vehicle crash Nov. 23 at 6:13 pm on Hwy. 119 north of Gorum.
Deputies say 34-year-old Jonathan Lynn White of Gorum, La. operating 2016 Ford F-150 was traveling northbound on La. Hwy 119 just north of the Longleaf Vista Road when he apparently lost control of the vehicle leaving the roadway on the left side. The vehicle then traveled through a ditch and struck several trees.
NPSO Rescue was also dispatched to the scene because the occupants were reportedly pinned in the vehicle but cancelled after deputies learned they were not pinned in the wreckage.
White suffering from what is believed to be moderate non-life threatening injuries and his only passenger his wife (Josie White) suffering from minor non-life threatening injuries were transported from the scene by EMS to Rapides Regional Medical Trauma Center.
Deputies say road conditions were wet and it was heavy fog in the area at the time of the crash.
The crash was investigated by Troopers assigned to LSP Troop-E Alexandria.
Deputies remind motorists to always wear your seat belt. Seat belts significantly reduce the risk of serious injury or even death in traffic crashes.
NPSO Press Release