DeRidder man dies in Allen Parish crash - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

DeRidder man killed in Allen Parish crash

(Source: MGN Online) (Source: MGN Online)
ALLEN PARISH, LA (KPLC) -

A DeRidder man was killed in an early morning crash in Allen Parish, according to Louisiana State Police, Troop D.

Killed was 52-year-old Michael D. Cooley, of DeRidder.

Troopers said the crash happened shortly before 6 a.m. on La. 112, west of La. 377.

The crash occurred when a 1990 Toyota 4 Runner traveling east on La. 112 traveled off of the roadway in a slight curve for unknown reasons, troopers said.

Cooley, the driver, overcorrected and re-entered the roadway striking a westbound log truck driven by 33-year-old Harlen Johnson, of Pitkin, troopers said.

Troopers said Johnson attempted to avoid the crash and sideswiped another log truck that was traveling east driven by 56-year-old Freddie W. Busby, of DeRidder.

Troopers said Cooley was not wearing a seatbelt and was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Neither of the other drivers were injured. 

Routine toxicology samples were obtained for analysis. 

The crash remains under investigation.

Copyright 2013 KPLC. All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Celebrating 25 years of Cathedral Chorale

    Celebrating 25 years of Cathedral Chorale

    Sunday, December 17 2017 9:23 PM EST2017-12-18 02:23:12 GMT

    This is the first time the group has rehearsed all together. This weekend being the only real preparation. For music director Bob Marcantel, he's only a little stressed out. “My choir members came up to me after the first rehearsal and they said this music's hard, and I said, 'Would you expect anything less?' ” said Marcantel.

    More >>

    This is the first time the group has rehearsed all together. This weekend being the only real preparation. For music director Bob Marcantel, he's only a little stressed out. “My choir members came up to me after the first rehearsal and they said this music's hard, and I said, 'Would you expect anything less?' ” said Marcantel.

    More >>
  • Southwest Louisiana Christmas activities

    Southwest Louisiana Christmas activities

    Sunday, December 17 2017 8:50 PM EST2017-12-18 01:50:10 GMT
    (Source: pablo)(Source: pablo)

    The following is a list of the Christmas activities going on in the area

    More >>

    The following is a list of the Christmas activities going on in the area

    More >>
  • UPDATE: All lanes of I-210 WB open at Prien Lake Road Exit

    UPDATE: All lanes of I-210 WB open at Prien Lake Road Exit

    Sunday, December 17 2017 5:52 PM EST2017-12-17 22:52:02 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The left lane of I-210 westbound is blocked at the Prien Lake Road Exit due to an accident, according to the Department of Transportation and Development. Traffic congestion is minimal, according to DOTD. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

    More >>

    The left lane of I-210 westbound is blocked at the Prien Lake Road Exit due to an accident, according to the Department of Transportation and Development. Traffic congestion is minimal, according to DOTD. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly