WATERPROOF, La– Shortly after 7 a.m., Friday, March 5, 2021 Louisiana State Police Troop F responded to single-vehicle crash on US Highway 65.
Both the driver and passenger died.
An initial investigation revealed that 29-year-old Anjelica Johnson was driving a 2006 Nissan Altima heading south on US Highway 65 when the car crossed the center line into the northbound lane.
The vehicle then traveled onto the shoulder and crashed into a bridge rail. This caused the car to begin overturn.
Johnson was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. The passenger, 21-year-old Marx Harstad was also pronounced dead at the scene.
The crash remains under investigation.
State police say taking a few seconds to buckle seat belts before driving off could prevent crash fatalities.
The consequences of not wearing seat belts can be devastating. Furthermore, Louisiana law requires everyone in a car, regardless of seating position to be buckled.
As of 2021, Troop F have investigated 9 deadly crashes resulting in 12 deaths.