Single-Vehicle Crash Kills Driver in Jefferson Parish
Published 10:02 am Saturday, September 2, 2023
Metairie – On August 30, 2023, just before 11:00 a.m., Troopers with Louisiana State Police Troop B responded to a single-vehicle crash on US 61 (Airline Drive) near Grand Drive in Metairie. The crash ultimately claimed the life of a male whose identity is being withheld pending notification to next of kin.
The initial investigation revealed a 2016 Honda Fit was traveling south on US 61. For reasons still under investigation, the Honda crossed the center line and traveled off the roadway to the left before striking a fence and overturning into a house.
The driver of the Honda, who was restrained at the time of the crash, suffered serious injuries and was transported to a local hospital where he later died.
Impairment on the part of the driver is unknown and routine toxicology results are pending.
While the cause of this crash remains under investigation, we urge all motorists to prioritize safety on the roads. Avoid driving while distracted or impaired at all costs, as these choices pose serious threats to yourself and others sharing the road. Stay focused, alert, and responsible every time you get behind the wheel. Your commitment to roadway safety is a crucial step towards ensuring the well-being of everyone in our community.