ATV Crash Claims the Life of Clinton Man

Published 6:39 am Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Clinton – On November 15, 2022, shortly after 3:00 pm, Troopers with Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a single-vehicle fatal crash on LA 960 north of LA 63 in East Feliciana Parish. The crash ultimately claimed the life of 45-year-old Gregory Paul Kent of Clinton.

The initial investigation revealed that Kent was driving a 2008 Honda Foreman 500 ATV headed north on LA 960. For reasons still being investigated, Kent exited the roadway to the right and struck a culvert.  The impact caused Kent to be ejected from the ATV and collide with a utility pole.

Kent, who was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, succumbed to his injuries at the scene.  As part of the ongoing investigation, a toxicology sample was obtained and will be submitted for analysis.  This crash remains under investigation.

Louisiana State Police reminds the public that the use of ATVs on roadways is illegal, unless directly relating to farming or other duties outlines by Louisiana Revised Statue 32:299.  The law can be found by following this link:  http://www.legis.la.gov/Legis/Law.aspx?d=88237.  Properly utilizing safety equipment, such as a helmet, can decrease the risk of serious injury or death.  If you witness hazardous situations, please contact Louisiana State Police at *LSP (*577)