Unrestrained driver killed in Ascension Parish crash

Published 9:15 am Saturday, April 23, 2022

Prairieville – Shortly before 10:00 p.m. on April 22, 2022, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a single vehicle fatal crash on LA Hwy 73 south of US Hwy 61 in Ascension Parish. The crash claimed the life of 35-year-old Jon Davies of Gonzales.

The initial investigation revealed the crash occurred as Davies was traveling north on LA Hwy 73 in a 1991 GMC Sierra. For reasons still under investigation, the GMC ran off the roadway to the right and struck a utility pole bordering the roadway.

Davies was unrestrained at the time of the crash and was ejected from the vehicle. He was pronounced deceased on the scene.  As part of the ongoing investigation, a toxicology sample was obtained from Davies 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.