Gonzales man killed in Pointe Coupee Parish crash

Published 8:21 pm Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Morganza  Shortly after 1:00 pm on May 18, 2021, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a single vehicle fatal crash on US Hwy 190 east of LA Hwy 975 in Pointe Coupee Parish. The crash claimed the life of 43-year-old Jeremy Slocum of Gonzales.

The initial investigation revealed the crash occurred as the driver was traveling westbound on US Hwy 190 in a 2001 Dodge Durango. For reasons still under investigation, the Dodge exited the roadway to the right and traveled down an embankment. The Dodge then struck three trees before catching on fire.

Due to the severity of the crash, the driver sustained fatal injuries and seatbelt usage is unknown at this time. As part of the ongoing investigation, a toxicology sample was obtained from Slocum for analysis.

Louisiana State Troopers wish to remind motorists making good choices while in motor vehicles such as never driving while impaired, always ensuring every occupant is properly restrained, and avoiding all distractions can often mean the difference between life and death.