RICHLAND PARISH -- On February 27, 2014, at 5:25 p.m., Troopers assigned to Louisiana State Police Troop F responded to a single vehicle fatal crash on Interstate 20 east of U.S. Highway 425 that claimed the life of a Monroe man.
The preliminary investigation revealed that a 1993 Chevrolet truck, driven by 82-year-old Arthur Jackson of Monroe, was traveling west on Interstate 20 when for unknown reasons it traveled off the left side of the road and into the median. The Chevrolet struck a wooden post on the eastbound guard rail before traveling down an embankment and striking a bridge piling.
Jackson was not wearing his seat belt. Jackson suffered serious injuries as a result of the crash and was transported to a hospital in Delhi where he died.
Impairment is not suspected to be a factor in the crash. A toxicology sample was taken and submitted for analysis. The crash remains under investigation.
While the cause of the crash remains under investigation, Troopers urge the public to remain vigilant while driving. Never drive a motor vehicle when impaired or fatigued. Always remain buckled up while in a vehicle, regardless of seating position. Avoid distracting activities, especially the temptations of electronic devices that can substantially divert a driver’s attention away from the road and always obey the speed limit.
Troop F has investigated 3 fatal crashes which have resulted in 3 deaths so far this year.
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