LSP handles 7 deadly wrecks in one day
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police warned drivers to be cautious over the Mardi Gras weekend after troopers investigated seven deadly crashes across the state in the past 24 hours.
In Livingston Parish, troopers worked a deadly crash on LA 63 souht of LA 449 around 8:30 p.m. Thursday. Investigators said 55-year-old Louis Gurka III of Baton Rouge died after his SUV went off the road, hit a culvert and rolled several times.
Investigators said Gurka was not wearing his seatbelt and was thrown from the SUV. State Police also said he may have been impaired.
Troopers said all seven deadly wrecks in the state were preventable, and they urged drivers during Mardi Gras to drive sober and be properly buckled.