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Driver Killed In Richland Parish Crash

Holly Ridge – On May 23, 2021, shortly after 6:30 p.m., Louisiana State Police Troop F responded to a two-vehicle fatal crash on I-20 near Holly Ridge. This crash claimed the life of 32-year-old Ian Pettit of Delhi.

The initial investigation revealed a 2015 Kia Sorento, driven by Pettit, was traveling east on I-20 and struck the rear of a 2012 Peterbuilt 18-wheeler that was also traveling east. After impact, the Sorento became lodged under the 18-wheeler and caught fire.

Pettit was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the 18-wheeler was not injured during the crash.

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

In 2021, Troop F has investigated 21 fatal crashes resulting in 24 deaths.