Unrestrained Driver Killed in Ascension Parish Crash

Published 8:33 am Wednesday, April 27, 2022

St. Amant – Shortly before 2:00 a.m. on April 27, 2022, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a single vehicle fatal crash on LA Hwy 22 near Snyder Lane in Ascension Parish. The crash claimed the life of 64-year-old Roger Bourque of Gonzales.

The initial investigation revealed the crash occurred as Bourque was traveling west on LA Hwy 22 in a 1999 Ford pick-up. For reasons still under investigation, the Ford exited the roadway to the left and overturned.

Bourque was unrestrained at the time of the crash and was ejected from the vehicle. He sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased on the scene. As part of the ongoing investigation, a toxicology sample was obtained from Bourque for analysis.

Louisiana State Troopers wish to remind motorists that while not all crashes are survivable, statistics show that the chances of surviving a crash rise significantly when properly restrained.  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.