On October 30, 2020, just before 4:00 p.m., Louisiana State Police Troop G responded to a two-vehicle, fatal crash on Louisiana Highway 1 south of Louisiana Highway 509. This crash killed 39-year-old Adrian Toussaint of Natchitoches.
The initial investigation revealed a 2003 Buick passenger car, driven by Toussaint, was traveling northbound on Louisiana Highway 1. For reasons still under investigation, Toussaint’s vehicle crossed the centerline and struck the rear trailer tires of a southbound 2011 Mack tractor-trailer.
The driver of the tractor-trailer, who was properly restrained, was not injured in the crash. Toussaint, who was unrestrained, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead. Toxicology samples were obtained and submitted for analysis. This crash remains under investigation.
Buckling up is the most effective way to protect yourself during a vehicle crash. Failure to take a few seconds to buckle up can have devastating consequences. Louisiana law requires every person in a vehicle, regardless of seating position, to be properly restrained day or night.
In 2020, Troop G has investigated 23 fatal crashes resulting in 27 deaths.