Accident Results In Fatality


The Natchitoches Police Department responded to a reported accident on Dec. 3 at 11:53 am. A pedestrian was struck on Washington Street near Flora Street by a GMC Yukon being driven by James Miller, 66 of Natchitoches. Primary responding officers immediately located the injured pedestrian, 68-year-old Joseph Lacey, who was immediately transported to the Natchitoches Regional Medical Center, where he later succumbed to his injuries.

As this investigation continues no additional information shall be released at this time. If anyone has and additional information about this accident please contact the Natchitoches Police Department at (318) 352-8101. All calls shall be kept confidential.

7 thoughts on “Accident Results In Fatality

  1. Jason G, just why do you think I’m “so defensive” ? Because I brought up the fact that it was during daylight hours, so what did Christmas lights have to do with anything! I said we did not know enough about the accident to place blame anywhere. Yes, I said I don’t know anything about it and that simply means that I won’t place blame anywhere until I know all the facts. To me, that is what we should do. We don’t make rash statements about something when facts are not given. May I ask why you are so anxious to blame the lights? My thought is that you want to do away with the one thing that is the most impressive thing that puts Natchitoches in a great light. Your question as to why I’m so defensive is comical to me, for I think you believe I’m someone who is in government or has a lot to do with the festival. You are wrong on both counts, I am someone who believes we should wait to hear all the facts before making a decision on what happened. I hope you are always excused from Jury duty, rash judgments are not needed there either.

    Merry Christmas, I hope you have a great day and the true meaning of Christmas fills your heart. It’s a wonderful feeling!

  2. This did not happen anywhere down town this happened closer to the Exxon station on Washington Street. He was walking on the side of the road. People get facts before posting things. You can not get traffic lights where he was walking.

  3. I haven’t heard of the incident, but I am truly sorryt that it happened. I know we have too many STOP signs in town (obviously no long a CITY) instead of lights, and too many people running the few lights we have (red), too many j-walkers (which some folks are unfamiliar with the term) and seldom a policeman downtown whenever one should be ticketed (such as turning left on Front St. as one crosses the bridge heading West. I hope no Christmas tourists get run over by a vehicle (or a reindeer)! There are as many people that know not how to cross the street according to the light as there are people who know how to operate a simple blinker when turning. This generation— are you capable of shopping in a store or must you order on line?? These are a few things to think about- “what do you mean, “think”? Parents, teach!
    Why am I not happy?— I am happy, every day, all day long. There’s not another good choice! SMILE!

  4. It’s a shame that this person’s life could have been spared by placing traffic lights on our city streets instead of Christmas lights.

    • Traffic light instead of Christmas lights? Isn’t that a rather simplistic response. There are too many facts that we don’t know to even post anything about how this man’s life could have been spared. All we know is that it happened around noon, he stepped off the curb and was hit by the vehicle. I say we wait until all the facts are in before we start saying anything about how the accident could have been avoided, or maybe you know something the rest of us don’t know.

      • By your own admission, you don’t know anything either. Yet! you are so quick to defend the Christmas lights. Why are you so defensive, MEWHP?

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