Driver Killed in Jefferson Parish Crash

Published 8:12 am Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Marrero – On Sunday, August 7, shortly before 10:30 p.m., Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop B began investigating a one-vehicle fatal crash on US Hwy 90 Business near Urbandale Street in Jefferson Parish. The crash ultimately claimed the life of 52-year-old Don Lewis of Avondale.

The initial investigation revealed the crash occurred as Lewis was westbound on US Hwy 90 Business in a 2006 Buick Lucerne. For reasons still under investigation, the Buick ran off the road to the left and struck a tree.

Lewis sustained serious injuries as a result of the crash and was transported to a local hospital. On August 8, 2022, Lewis succumbed to his injuries. Restraint use is unknown at this time. As part of the ongoing investigation, a toxicology sample was obtained from the driver for analysis. This crash remains under investigation.

Troopers wish to remind motorists to always make good decisions while in a motor vehicle. Never drive impaired, fatigued or distracted, follow all traffic laws and always ensure every occupant is properly restrained. While not all crashes are survivable, taking simple precautions such as these can often mean the difference between life and death.