POSTED: Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 11:30am
UPDATED: Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 11:34am
WEST BATON ROUGE PARISH, LA (NBC33) — One person died in an early morning single vehicle crash on I-10 West near the Lobdell exit. Troopers believe the driver was driving excessively fast, which contributed to the cause of the crash.
The Louisiana State Police report that the incident happened at roughly 1:00 a.m. in West Baton Rouge Parish. We’re told the driver, Reginald D. Head, 29, of Maringouin was driving on I-10 in the left lane. Troopers believe he started to drift off the road, and then overcorrected, causing him to lose control of the vehicle.
Head’s vehicle crashed into a tree on the driver’s side. Although Head was wearing his seatbelt, he was partially ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Louisiana State Police have investigated 14 fatal crashes over the past five days. This is the time of year when Troopers usually see a significant increase in serious injury and fatal crashes. With the holiday season upon us, Louisiana State Police would like to remind motorists to be extra cautious when driving on our roadways. Aggressive and impaired driving are the leading causes of fatal crashes throughout the state. Impaired drivers are a danger to themselves and a danger to everyone else on the roadway. Louisiana State Police will be on the roadways throughout this holiday season aggressively enforcing the state’s laws in an effort to keep everyone safe.