Fatal Ascension Parish crash kills 71-year-old Prairieville man
PRAIRIEVILLE - A 71-year-old man died following a single-vehicle car crash in Ascension Parish on Sunday.
Around 5:30 p.m. Louisiana State Police responded to a crash on LA Hwy 42 east of LA Hwy 932.
The crash took the life of Charles Fontenot of Prairieville.
During an initial investigation troopers discovered that when Fontenot was traveling westbound on LA Hwy 42 in a 2006 Toyota Camry the vehicle ran off the roadway for reasons unknown. The vehicle ended up striking a tree bordering the roadway.
Troopers say that Fontenot was properly restrained at the time of the crash. He was transported to a local hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.
A toxicology sample was taken from Fontenot for analysis. The investigation is ongoing.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
As flu season arrives, YMCA and BR General team up for 'Flu...
One arrested in fatal shooting on La Annie Drive
Residents reach breaking point with illegal parking, loitering along stretch of Burbank...
Townhome dismantled after car ran through structure; police searching for hit-and-run suspect
LSU community begins saying farewell to Coach O