Fatal Louisiana Single-Vehicle Crash Near Castor Claims Life of Unrestrained Man

By Calcasieu Staff
Published April 22, 2024

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Castor, Louisiana – Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop G started looking into a deadly single-vehicle crash that took place on LA Hwy 507 near Castor, shortly after 11:30 p.m. on Friday, April 19, 2024. The crash resulted in the death of Tommy Gray, aged 49.

Initial findings from the investigation showed that Gray was driving a 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche south on LA Hwy 507 when the vehicle veered off the road to the right and flipped over. The reasons for this incident are still being looked into.

Due to the crash, Gray, who was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, was thrown out of the vehicle and tragically died from his injuries. The Bienville Parish Coroner’s Office confirmed his death at the scene. While there is no suspicion of impairment, standard toxicology tests were taken for further examination. The crash is currently being looked into.

Wearing a seatbelt is the best way to stay safe while driving or riding in a vehicle. It can lower the chances of getting seriously hurt or killed in a collision, and it only takes a few seconds to put on. Don’t forget to buckle up every time you start a journey, even if it’s just a short one.

So far in 2024, Troop G has investigated six deadly crashes that led to a total of seven fatalities.