Fatal crash in Jeff Davis Parish

The following is a Press Release from the Louisiana State Police:

On October 26, 2011, at approximately 1:08 a.m., troopers assigned to Louisiana State Police Troop D responded to a single-vehicle crash on Louisiana Highway 395 about 4 miles south of Elton in Jefferson Davis Parish that killed an Elton man and injured a passenger in the vehicle.

Investigating troopers report that a 2003 Ford pick-up driven by 21-year-old Keagan Regan of Elton was traveling north on LA 395 when Regan lost control causing the truck to flip for about 100 feet before crashing into a utility pole.  The vehicle then traveled over 80 feet before landing on its roof in an open field.

Regan, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene.  A passenger in the vehicle sustained minor injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital.

Excessive speed and driver impairment are suspected factors in the crash.  A toxicology sample was obtained from Regan and will be submitted to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis.  The crash remains under investigation.

Last year in Louisiana, 59 percent of people who died in motor vehicle crashes were not wearing a seatbelt.  Wearing a seatbelt is the most effective way to minimize the likelihood of injury or death when involved in a crash.  Buckle up Louisiana.  Every Trip.  Every Time.