Jeff Davis

Dec 24, 2010 12:21 PM by Katie Durio

Rollover Crash near Jennings Kills Unrestrained Driver

JENNINGS - Last night, at 8:02 p.m., Louisiana State Police Troop D responded to a one vehicle rollover crash on the Interstate 10 North Frontage Road just east of Louisiana Highway 102 (North Cutting Avenue) near Jennings in Jefferson Davis Parish that claimed the life of a Crowley man.

Preliminary investigation revealed that 58-year-old Richard J. Bourgeois of Crowley was traveling north on the frontage road and, upon reaching LA 102, failed to negotiate a curve to the left. The 2007 Isuzu pick-up Bourgeois was driving exited the roadway to the right, struck a ditch, and rolled over. Bourgeois, who was not wearing a seat belt, sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash.
A routine toxicology sample was obtained from Bourgeois and will be submitted to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis. The crash remains under investigation.
Last year in Louisiana, sixty-five percent of vehicle occupants that were killed in a crash were not properly restrained. Buckle Up Louisiana. Every trip. Every time.
Troop D troopers have investigated 27 fatal crashes in 2010, resulting in 31 fatalities.

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