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Crash Involving State Trooper Crash Claims Two Lives

Louisiana State Police

Shortly before 7:00 p.m. October 1, Louisiana State Police Troop F responded to a two-vehicle crash on U.S. Hwy 165 at Ticheli Road. This crash claimed the life of two young passengers.

The initial investigation revealed a Trooper in a fully-marked State Police 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe was traveling south on U.S. Hwy 165, responding to a separate crash. For reasons still under investigation, the Tahoe rear-ended a 2020 Kia Forte that was traveling in the same lane. After impact, the Forte rotated and struck a large metal signal pole along the rear driver’s side.

Both of the rear-seat passengers were taken to a local hospital where they were later pronounced dead. The driver and front-seat passenger of the Forte were also taken to a local hospital with moderate injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.