Single Vehicle Crash Claims Life in DeSoto Parish
State Troopers are investigating a one-vehicle fatality crash on LA Hwy 177, in DeSoto Parish just south of I-49. This crash claimed the life of 48-year-old Allen Boyd, Jr., on Tuesday (1/4/22) who was not wearing his seat belt.
The investigation revealed a 2017 Peterbilt tractor-trailer, driven by Boyd, was traveling north on LA Hwy 177. For reasons still under investigation by Troopers, Boyd’s vehicle ran off the road, where it overturned, and ejected him from the cab.
Boyd was not buckled up at the time of the crash and suffered fatal injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Impairment is not suspected to be a factor in this crash; however, routine toxicology samples were taken and submitted for analysis. The crash remains under investigation.
Troopers would like to remind motorists that buckling up is the most effective way to protect yourself during a vehicle crash. Failure to take a few seconds to buckle up can have devastating consequences. Louisiana law requires every person in a vehicle, regardless of seating position, to be properly restrained day or night.
This is the first fatality crash investigated by State Trooper Troop G this year.