Jul 8, 2013 4:58 PM by KATC
On July 8, 2013, at 6:05 a.m., Troopers assigned to Louisiana State Police Troop D responded to a two vehicle fatal crash on Interstate 10 east of Louisiana Highway 99.
The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2003 Honda Accord, driven by 19-year-old Daven Henderson of Welsh, was traveling east on Interstate 10 when it drove though the median and entered the westbound lanes where it began to overturn. While it was overturning the Honda struck the hood of a 2010 Toyota Corolla, driven 47-year-old Quinton Richard of Morse, that was traveling west on Interstate 10.
Henderson was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected. Henderson suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead on scene by the Jefferson Davis Parish Coroner's office. Richard was properly restrained and did not report any injuries.
Alcohol use is not suspected on the part of Richard. Alcohol use on the part of Henderson is unknown. Toxicology samples were taken and submitted for analysis. The crash remains under investigation.
Seat belts are the most effective safety feature ever invented and have helped save thousands of lives. Sadly, one in five Americans fail to regularly wear a seat belt when driving or riding in a motor vehicle.
Troop D has investigated 13 fatal crashes which have resulted in 15 deaths so far this year.