Unrestrained Driver Killed in St. Helena Parish Crash

Published 2:24 pm Saturday, August 26, 2023

Amite – This morning, shortly after 1:30 a.m., Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L began investigating a single-vehicle fatal crash on LA Hwy 441 near Daughters Lane in St. Helena Parish. The crash claimed the life of 25-year-old Bruce Williams of Amite.

The initial investigation revealed that a 2005 Mercury Grand Marquis, driven by Williams, was northbound on LA Hwy 441. For reasons still under investigation, the Mercury traveled off of the roadway and overturned multiple times.

Williams was unrestrained and sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash. He was pronounced deceased on the scene. As part of the ongoing investigation, a routine toxicology sample was obtained from Williams for analysis. This crash remains under investigation.

While not all crashes are survivable, statistics show that properly wearing your seat belt will dramatically reduce your chance 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.