Early Morning Crash in Louisiana Claims Life of One From Arkansas and One Unidentified Passenger

By Liora Hawthorne
Published June 11, 2023

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Early Morning Crash in Louisiana Claims Life of One From Arkansas and One Unidentified Passenger

Union Parish, Louisiana – One person from Arkansas and one unidentified passenger died in an early morning crash in Louisiana.

On Sunday, June 11, 2023, Louisiana State Police (LSP) reported that Troopers from Troop F began investigating a single-vehicle fatal crash on US Highway 167 south of Cook Road soon after 1:30 a.m. Jaylen Norman, 25, of El Dorado, Arkansas, and an unidentified passenger were killed in the crash.

The early inquiry found that Norman was driving a Nissan sedan north on US Highway 167 in the inside lane. The Nissan departed the lane to the right, drove down a large embankment, and struck a tree before becoming completely consumed in flames. Norman, who was unrestrained at the time of the crash, was ejected from the vehicle.

Norman was killed as a result of this crash. The Union Parish Coroner’s Office pronounced him dead at the scene. An unidentified Nissan passenger was discovered inside the vehicle and also pronounced dead at the scene. Routine toxicological samples were taken and will be analyzed. This crash is still being investigated.

Troopers ask that anybody with information on the crash call Louisiana State Police Troop F at 318-345-0000.

While not all crashes are avoidable, statistics suggest that wearing your seat belt properly reduces your chances of being wounded or killed in a crash. Louisiana law requires that everyone in a vehicle, regardless of seating position, wear their seat belts at all times. Wearing your seat belt correctly is one of the most efficient strategies to save your life and limit injuries in a car crash.

Speeding impairs a driver’s ability to properly steer around curves or obstructions in the road, increases the distance required to stop a vehicle, and increases the distance a vehicle travels while the driver reacts to a situation. Speeding and other aggressive driving habits are major causes of highway crashes and fatalities.

Troop F has investigated 17 fatal crashes so far in 2023, resulting in 19 deaths.