Unrestrained Driver Killed in Crash in Livingston Parish

Published 6:06 am Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Maurepas – On Monday, May 30, 2022 shortly after 12:00 pm, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A responded to a single vehicle fatal crash on LA 22 east of LA 16 in Livingston Parish.  The crash has claimed the life of 49-year-old Michael Ray Holzheuser Jr. of Maurepas.

The initial investigation led Troopers to determine that the crash occurred as Holzheuser was driving a 2003 Dodge Ram east on LA 22.  For reason still under investigation, the truck traveled off the left side of the roadway.  After exiting the roadway, the truck traveled across a grassy shoulder and crashed into a tree.

Holzheuser was unrestrained at the time of the crash.  He sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased on scene.  As part of the ongoing investigation, a blood sample will be collected for scientific analysis.

Speed, impairment, distractions and lack of seatbelt continue to represent contributing factors in crashes investigated by the Louisiana State Police.  These preventable crashes often have life altering consequences for all parties involved. Please speak to your loved ones about the importance of safe decisions while driving.