63°F

Unrestrained Driver Killed in Madison Parish Crash

A Tallulah man was killed in an early morning crash Sunday in Madison Parish.
MADISON PARISH -- Early Sunday morning at 3:45 a.m., Troopers assigned to Louisiana State Police Troop F responded to a single vehicle fatal crash on Louisiana Highway 602 south of Interstate 20.
 
The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2001 BMW 32i, driven by 20-year-old Rafeal Saldana of Tallulah, was traveling west on Louisiana Highway 602 when it drove off the left side of the road while entering a right hand curve. The BMW traveled back onto the road and across both lanes before then driving off the right side of the road and overturning several times.
 
Rafeal Saldana was not wearing his seat belt and was ejected from the BMW. Saldana suffered fatal injuries as a result of the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Madison Parish Coroner’s Office.

The passenger in the BMW, 21-year-old Philipe Saldana of Tallulah, was wearing his seat belt and reported moderate injuries. Philipe Saldana was transported to St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe.
 
Alcohol use is unknown. A toxicology sample was taken and submitted for analysis. The crash remains under investigation.
 
Troop F has investigated 38 fatal crashes which have resulted in 43 deaths so far this year.
Page: [[$index + 1]]
comments powered by Disqus