Springfield Man Killed in Livingston Parish Crash

Published 6:25 am Friday, February 11, 2022

Livingston – Shortly before 6:30 p.m. on February 10, 2022, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a two vehicle fatal crash on LA Hwy 444 west of LA Hwy 63 in Livingston Parish. The crash claimed the life of 62-year-old Terry Hoover of Springfield.

The initial investigation revealed the crash occurred as Hoover was traveling east on LA Hwy 444 in a 2013 GMC Sierra. At the same time, a 2016 Ford F-250 hauling a trailer was traveling west on LA Hwy 444. For reasons still under investigation, Hoover entered the westbound lane of LA Hwy 444 and attempted to pass several vehicles in a no passing zone. After entering the westbound lane, the GMC struck the trailer being hauled by the Ford. After striking the Ford, the GMC ran off roadway to the left and overturned.

Despite the fact that he was properly restrained, Hoover sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash. He was pronounced deceased on scene.  The driver of the Ford was properly restrained and sustained minor injuries. As part of the ongoing investigation, toxicology samples were obtained from both drivers for analysis.

Motorists should always be cognizant of their surroundings and obey posted traffic control signs.  Making good choices while in motor vehicles such as never driving while impaired, always ensuring every occupant is properly restrained, and obeying all traffic laws can often mean the difference between life and death.