Head-On Crash Kills One in Lafourche Parish

Published 6:43 pm Wednesday, November 17, 2021

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Golden Meadow – On November 17, 2021, shortly before 4:00 a.m., Louisiana State Police Troop C was notified of a two-vehicle fatality crash on Louisiana Highway 1 just north of Louisiana Highway 3090 near Port Fourchon. The crash claimed the life of a driver whose name is being withheld pending notification to next of kin.

The preliminary investigation revealed the driver of a Nissan pickup was traveling north on LA Hwy 1. For reasons still under investigation, the Nissan crossed the centerline and struck a southbound 2015 Chevrolet Silverado head-on.

The Nissan’s driver suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver and two passengers of the Chevrolet were transported with moderate injuries. Both drivers were properly restrained at the time of the crash.

A toxicology sample was collected from both drivers and submitted for analysis. This crash remains under investigation.

Troop C has investigated 33 fatal crashes resulting in 38 deaths in 2021.