Unrestrained Driver Killed in Allen Parish Crash

Published 11:33 am Sunday, July 31, 2022

Allen Parish – On July 31, 2022, shortly before 1:30 a.m., Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop D responded to a single-vehicle fatal crash on LA Hwy 112 near Soapstone Road in Allen Parish. The crash claimed the life of 34-year-old Cody Allen Reeves of Sugartown.
The preliminary investigation revealed a 2001 Dodge pickup truck, driven by Reeves, was traveling east on LA 112. For reasons still under investigation, Reeves lost control of the vehicle and traveled off the roadway to the right. The Dodge then traveled back across the roadway, struck a tree, and overturned.
Reeves was unrestrained at the time of the crash and was ejected from the vehicle. He suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Speed is also suspected to be a factor in this crash. A toxicology sample was obtained from Reeves and will be submitted for analysis. This crash remains under investigation.
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. Please remember that motor vehicle crashes are preventable. Making good decisions while driving and obeying all traffic laws, can often mean the difference between life and death.
Troop D has investigated 13 fatal crashes resulting in 15 deaths in 2022.