NPSO, LSP, EMS AND FIRE ON SCENE OF FARM TRACTOR/AUTO CRASH WITH INJURIES ON LA HWY 1 NORTH OF POWHATAN

A Natchitoches man suffered moderate injuries in a farm tractor/auto crash on La Hwy 1 just north of Powhatan this evening according to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office.

This evening at approximately 7:23pm, Deputies assigned to the NPSO Patrol Division, Louisiana State Police, Natchitoches Regional Medical Center EMS, and Natchitoches Parish Fire Protection Districts #6 and #10 responded to NATCOM 911 Center reports of an injury crash involving a farm tractor and passenger car with injuries on La Hwy 1 north of Powhatan, La.

Deputies say a 2012 Ford Fusion operated by a 29-year-old Natchitoches man was traveling southbound on La Hwy 1 north of Powhatan when he struck a Kubota M9540 farm tractor operated by a 68-year-old Powhatan man that was also traveling south with its slowing moving hazard flashers activated.

The Ford Fusion impacted the rear of the farm tractor and its implement attachment.

The operator of the Ford Fusion was transported from the scene to a Shreveport hospital with moderate injuries.

The operator of the tractor was treated at the scene by paramedics for minor injuries and released pending further evaluation by a family physician if needed.

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

Deputies say distracted driving is one of the leading causes of traffic crashes on our nation’s highway. Always wear your seat belts, pay attention to the road and avoid distracted driving.

If you are traveling through the area, drive carefully and slow down while law enforcement investigates the crash and towing services clear the scene.


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