Late night crash kills one impaired, unrestrained driver

MGN Online
Sunday, September 29, 2013 - 1:03pm

A Louisiana man is dead after a car crash in Red River Parish.

It happened late Friday night at 11:45 on Louisiana Highway 1 just south of U.S. Highway 84.

Louisiana State Troopers were called to a fatal one-vehicle crash.

Investigation revealed that a car driven by James R. Roberson, 33, of Ringgold, Louisiana, was traveling south on Louisiana Highway 1 when for an unknown reason the vehicle he was driving traveled off the left side of the road and into a ditch.

The car than struck a tree and came to a rest.

Roberson was not properly restrained at the time of the crash and was ejected from the car. He suffered fatal injuries as a result of the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Red River Parish Coroner's Office.

Alcohol is suspected to be a factor in the crash, a toxicology sample was taken and submitted for analysis.

The crash remains under investigation.

Troopers would like to remind citizens that seat belts are the most effect vehicle safety feature ever invented and have helped save thousands of lives. One in five Americans fail to regularly wear a seat belt when driving in a motor vehicle.

Man people are also seriously injured or killed each year due to impaired driving. Troopers want to remind citizens that it is also important to never get behind the wheel if you are impaired or to get in a vehicle with a driver who is impaired. This decision can prevent injury or death to yourself or others.

Motorists are encouraged to report impaired drivers by dialing *LSP (*577) from their cell phone to reach the nearest Louisiana State Police troop location or by dialing 911 to contact local law enforcement.


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