A Homer man has died in a crash on Highway 2 in Claiborne Parish. The wreck happened just after 3pm on Thursday on LA 2 just east of LA 9.

State Police Troop G issued the following statement about the crash:

Troopers responded to a two-vehicle, fatal crash on Louisiana Highway 2 east of Louisiana Highway 9. This crash killed 57-year-old Jerry Bursey of Homer, and a 13-year-old juvenile sustained life threatening injuries. The initial investigation revealed a 2012 Chevrolet pickup truck, driven by Bursey, was traveling westbound on Louisiana Highway 2. Bursey attempted to overtake a commercial motor vehicle in a passing zone; however, he failed to observe an eastbound 2009 BMW passenger car in the
opposing lane. The failure to recognize the BMW resulted in a head-on collision. Bursey, who was properly restrained, sustained fatal injuries in the crash.

The driver of the BMW was taken to the hospital with moderate injuries. A front seat passenger in the car suffered life-threatening injuries and was also transported to a local hospital. Toxicology samples were obtained and submitted for analysis. This crash remains under investigation.

So far this year, Troop G has investigated 21 fatal crashes resulting in 24 deaths.