Unrestrained East Feliciana Woman Killed in Two-Vehicle Crash

Published 6:39 am Thursday, August 11, 2022

Slaughter – On August 10, 2022, shortly after 7:00 am, Troopers with Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a two-vehicle crash on LA 959 east of LA 63 in East Feliciana Parish. The crash ultimately claimed the life of 53-year-old Stacey Hornsby of Clinton.

The initial investigation revealed that Hornsby was driving a 2013 Mercedes SUV headed west on LA 959.   At the same time, a 2020 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Steven Riggins of Slaughter, was headed east on LA 959.  For reasons still being investigated, Hornsby crossed the center line, entered the eastbound lane, and struck the Silverado head-on.

Hornsby, who was not restrained at the time of the crash, succumbed to her fatal injuries at the scene.  The driver of the Silverado was properly restrained and transported to a local hospital to be treated for moderate injuries.  As part of the ongoing investigation, a toxicology sample was obtained from both drivers and will be submitted for analysis.

While not all crashes are survivable, statistics demonstrate that properly worn restraints can significantly reduce your risk of being injured or killed in a crash. Louisiana law requires that every person in a vehicle, regardless of seating position, always remain buckled up. Properly wearing your seat belt is one of the most effective ways to save your life and reduce injuries in crashes.