Early this morning, Feb. 17, a single-vehicle crash killed a man from Natchitoches. The driver was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected during the crash.
The initial investigation by State Police revealed the crash occurred on LA Hwy 494 near St. Ann Drive. The crash involved a 2018 Dodge Challenger, driven by 28-year-old Cameron Terrell Harville. For reasons still under investigation, Harville was eastbound on LA Hwy 494 when he lost control of the vehicle, exited the roadway, and impacted a private residence.
As a result of the crash, Harville sustained severe injuries. He was transported to Natchitoches Regional Medical Center where he ultimately succumbed to his injuries. Routine toxicology tests are pending.
Louisiana State Police would like to take this opportunity to remind/inform motorists that properly wearing your seat belt is one of the most important decisions that a motorist can make. While not all crashes are survivable, proper use of seat belts can greatly decrease an occupant’s chance of death and may greatly reduce the extent of injury. Always ensuring every occupant is properly restrained can often mean the difference between life and death.
Troop E Troopers have investigated six fatal crashes in 2020, resulting in seven fatalities.
Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies, Natchitoches Regional Medical Center EMS, Natchitoches Fire Department and Natchitoches Parish Fire District #6 alsos responded to the scene.
Press Release: LSP