Coushatta Man Dies in Wreck on Highway 1
One man has died in a traffic accident in Red River Parish.
The wreck happened on LA Hwy 1 just south of U.S. Hwy 84. State Troopers were called to the scene just after 8am Saturday morning. Troopers say one car crossed the center line and ran head-on into and SUV.
The crash claimed the life of 31-year-old Marvin Rogers of Coushatta. The initial investigation revealed that a 2010 Nissan Altima, driven by Rogers, was traveling southbound on U.S. Highway 84. At the same time, a 2005 GMC Envoy was traveling northbound on U.S. Highway 84. Troopers are not sure why, but the car driven by Rogers crossed the center line and hit the SUV head-on.
Rogers was wearing buckled up, but was pronounced dead on scene. The driver of the GMC, who was also buckled up, suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
State Police do not believe impairment played a part in the wreck, but routine toxicology samples were taken and submitted for analysis. The crash remains under investigation.
Although the exact cause of the crash remains under investigation, Troopers would like to remind the public that inattentive and distracted driving is dangerous and is a leading cause of crashes in our state. Motorists need to pay attention to what is going on outside of the vehicle they are driving.
So far this year, Troop G Troopers have investigated, 19 fatal crashes, resulting in 20 deaths.
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