Jun 3, 2013 10:30 AM by MELISSA CANONE
On June 2, 2013, shortly before 9:00 p.m., Louisiana State Police Troop D responded to single vehicle crash on Louisiana Highway 1131 about 1 ½ miles south of U.S. Highway 90 in Jefferson Davis Parish that claimed the life of a man from Welsh, Louisiana.
The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2008 Ford truck driven by 45-year-old Daniel E. Hicks, Jr. of Welsh was traveling north on LA 1131 when the vehicle he was driving failed to negotiate a curve to the right and exited the roadway. The vehicle then struck a utility pole and overturned several times.
Hicks, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene as a result of his injuries.
According to State Police, impairment on the part of Hicks is suspected to be a factor in the crash. A toxicology sample was obtained and will be submitted for analysis. The crash remains under investigation.
This is the 10th fatal crash investigated by Louisiana State Police Troop D this year.