Passenger dies in 2 car accident

Published 1:29 pm Friday, October 28, 2022

Caldwell Parish– On October 27, 2022, just after 5:00 p.m., Louisiana State Police Troop F responded to a two-vehicle crash which occurred on Louisiana Highway 126 at Cut Thru Road. This crash claimed the life of 66-year-old Robert Holden.
The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2009 Chevrolet Silverado, driven by 28-year-old Logan Temple of Grayson, was driving south on Cut Thru Road when she made a wide left turn onto Louisiana Highway 126. At the same time, a 2002 GMC Yukon was traveling east on Louisiana Highway 126. As the Chevrolet turned onto Louisiana Highway 126, the Yukon took evasive action and exited its lane of travel to avoid hitting the Chevrolet. The oversteering then caused the Yukon to start overturning.
Holden, who was an unrestrained passenger in the Yukon, sustained fatal injuries when he was ejected from the overturning vehicle. Holden was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Caldwell Parish Coroner’s Office. The driver of the Yukon, identified as 54-year-old Tammy Perot, was not restrained and was ejected during the crash. She was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. The driver of the Chevrolet was restrained and did not sustain any injuries. Impairment is not suspected to be a factor; however, routine toxicology samples were submitted for analysis.
Troopers would like to remind the public that inattentive and distracted driving is dangerous and is a leading cause of crashes in our state. It is important for motorists to pay attention to what is going on outside of the vehicle they are driving and to get plenty of rest in order to remain alert. Troopers would also like to remind motorists that buckling up is the most effective way to protect yourself during a vehicle crash. Failure to take a few seconds to buckle up can have devastating consequences. Louisiana law requires every person in a vehicle, regardless of seating position, to be properly restrained day or night.
In 2022, Troop F has investigated 23 fatal crashes, which have resulted in 26 fatalities.