Louisiana Crash on LA 175 Results in Death of One and Severe Injuries to Two Others 

By Orion Blake
Published June 29, 2023

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Louisiana Crash on LA 175 Results in Death of One and Severe Injuries to Two Others

Desoto Parish, Louisiana – A collision in Desoto Parish results in the death of one person and causes severe injuries to two others.

In Desoto Parish, Louisiana on June 28, 2023, around 2:00 p.m., Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop G initiated an investigation into a fatal collision involving two vehicles on LA Hwy 175, just north of LA Hwy 509. Tragically, the crash resulted in the death of an 84-year-old individual named Oristene Jackson, a resident of Mansfield, Louisiana.

Based on the initial inquiry, it was discovered that a 2012 Chevrolet Silverado, operated by a person named Jackson, was moving in a northerly direction on LA Hwy 175. Concurrently, a 2015 Honda Crosstour, driven by Priscilla Powell, a 70-year-old individual from Hemphill, Texas, was moving in a southerly direction on LA Hwy 175. It is yet to be determined why, but the Silverado veered across the middle of the road and collided head-on with the Crosstour.

Due to the accident, Jackson, who was wearing seatbelts correctly, unfortunately died from her injuries. The Desoto Parish Coroner’s Office confirmed her death at the crash site. Powell, who was also properly restrained, along with a young passenger in the Crosstour who wasn’t properly restrained, sustained severe injuries and were taken to a nearby hospital for medical care. Although there are no indications of impairment, authorities collected typical samples for toxicology tests, which will be examined. The investigation into this collision is ongoing.

Troopers want to emphasize the importance of making responsible choices when driving a vehicle. It is crucial to avoid driving under the influence, when tired, or while distracted. Additionally, it is important to obey traffic regulations and ensure that everyone in the vehicle is properly buckled up. Although not all accidents can be avoided, taking these simple measures can greatly increase the chances of survival.

Children rely on adults to guarantee that they are correctly placed in a car seat or booster seat suitable for their age and weight. Across Louisiana, there are certified technicians for child seat installations who are available to help you in ensuring the proper installation of your car seat.

So far in 2023, Troop G conducted investigations on a total of 15 fatal car accidents which tragically led to the loss of 15 lives.