OUACHITA PARISH, La. (KTVE/KARD) — On Tuesday, June 28, 2022, around 6 PM, Louisiana State Police responded to a single-vehicle crash on Louisiana Highway 557 north of Louisiana Highway 4. According to authorities, the crash claimed the life of 34-year-old Joseph A. Ford IV.

The investigation revealed that Ford’s 2008 GMC Envoy was traveling south on Louisiana Highway 557 when his vehicle exited the roadway, striking a tree. Ford, who was unrestrained, suffered serious injuries in the crash and was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

A toxicology sample was collected and submitted for analysis. The crash remains under investigation.