LASALLE PARISH, La. (WNTZ) – On September 13, 2021, shortly before 9:00 p.m., Louisiana State Police Troop E responded to a fatal crash on Louisiana Highway 773. This crash claimed the life of a 11-year-old juvenile passenger, of Trout.
The initial investigation revealed a 2014 Chevrolet Caprice, driven by a 17-year-old juvenile, was traveling northbound on Louisiana Highway 773. For reasons still under investigation, the vehicle traveled off the roadway and struck multiple trees.
The 11-year-old juvenile, who was restrained, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead. The 17-year-old juvenile driver, who was restrained, sustained moderate injuries and was transported to a local hospital. An additional 15-year-old juvenile passenger, who was unrestrained, sustained moderate injuries and was transported to a local hospital. A toxicology sample was obtained and submitted for analysis. This crash remains under investigation.
In 2021, Troop E has investigated 40 fatal crashes resulting in 42 deaths.