By: Louisiana State Police

Raceland – Shortly before 7:00 pm on July 7, 2019, Louisiana State Police Troop C began investigating a single vehicle fatal crash on US Hwy 90 at the LA Hwy 652 overpass in Lafourche Parish. The crash took the life of a driver whose name is being withheld pending next of kin notification.

The initial investigation revealed that the crash occurred as a 1998 Ford Expedition was westbound on US Hwy 90. For unknown reasons, the driver ran off the roadway to the left into the median and the vehicle struck a bridge pillar. The driver suffered fatal injuries despite proper restraint use. Impairment is unknown, and a standard toxicology sample is pending. This crash remains under investigation, and there is no further information at this time.

Louisiana State Troopers wish to remind motorists to always make good decisions while in a motor vehicle. Never drive while impaired, fatigued, or distracted, always ensure every occupant is properly restrained, and follow all traffic laws. While not all crashes are survivable, taking simple precautions such as these can often mean the difference between life and death.