TWO MEN INJURED IN SINGLE-VEHICLE CRASH ON LA. HWY 174 NEAR AJAX

AJAX-Two men were moderately injured in a single-vehicle crash on La. Hwy 174 near La. Hwy 487 in the Ajax area this morning according to the Natchitoches Parish Sherif’s Office,

This morning at approximately 4:43am, Deputies assigned to the NPSO Patrol Division, Louisiana State Police, and Natchitoches Regional Medical Center EMS responded to NATCOM 911 Center reports of a single-vehicle crash involving injuries on La. Hwy 174 near La. Hwy 487 in the Ajax area of northwest Natchitoches Parish.

Deputies arrived on scene, finding two occupants of the vehicle suffering from moderate injuries.

Deputies say a 38-year-old Haughton man was operating a 2020 Chevrolet dually truck traveling westbound on La. Hwy 174 near La. Hwy 487 when he apparently left the roadway on the left side traveling through a ditch, then striking two trees coming to a rest.

Deputies say it was raining at the time of the crash.

The Haughton man and his 28-year-old passenger from Mooringsport, La. was transported from the scene by EMS to Natchitoches Regional Medical Center with moderate injuries.

The crash was investigated by Troopers assigned to LSP Troop-E Alexandria.