Local News

Walker man dies in crash, alcohol suspected and no seat belt

Font size

Posted: Aug 7, 2011 1:09 PM by Romni DiJohn
Source: LSP

  Rating: 1.0 (1 vote)

Topics: wbrz, louisiana, walker, livingston, crash, troopers, fatal

BATON ROUGE - A dramatic single-vehicle crash in Livingston Saturday evening has claimed the life of a Walker man.

Troopers say Louis Smith III, 36, was driving a 2002 Ford Mustang east on LA 1019 when the road came to a right-hand curve.

The car continued to the right, ran off the roadway, and went into a ditch. The car struck a culvert, overturned, struck a tree, and landed on its roof.

Troopers say Smith was not wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash.

Troopers think alcohol played a factor in the crash and have submitted a sample of Smith's blood for analysis.

This crash remains under investigation.

Impaired driving and lack of seat belt use continue to be common parts of fatal crashes throughout the state.

Most Popular