Alcohol suspected in fatal crash

Alcohol suspected in fatal crash

POSTED: Monday, March 12, 2012 - 12:00am

UPDATED: Monday, March 12, 2012 - 12:04am

On Friday, March 9 troopers with Louisiana State Police Troop A investigated a single vehicle fatal crash on LA Highway 955 north of LA Highway 957 which claimed the life of a Slaughter man.

According to investigating troopers, on Friday at 3:06 p.m., Bobby McGee,51, of Slaughter, was driving a 1988 GMC Sierra north on LA Highway 955. For unknown reasons, McGee traveled off the right side of the road, overcorrected to the left, which caused the vehicle to rotate and enter the ditch. After entering the ditch, McGee’s vehicle stuck several trees subsequently causing it to overturn.

McGee, who was not wearing a seatbelt, died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash.

Troopers do suspect alcohol was a contributing factor in this crash and toxicology samples were obtained and have been submitted to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis. This crash remains under investigation.

Troopers remind drivers that alcohol has many effects on the body. Alcohol can impair vision, alter sense of time and space, impair fine motor skills needed to operate a motor vehicle, and decrease reaction times.

Louisiana State Law requires all occupants of a motor vehicle to wear a seatbelt. While a seatbelt will not save your life in every crash, wearing it will greatly reduce your risk of injury in most crashes.

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