Two-Vehicle Crash Near Vinton Claims the Life of Fort Worth Texas Man

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Two-Vehicle Crash Near Vinton Claims the Life of Fort Worth Texas Man

Published April 5, 2021
 
From the Louisiana State Police – On April 5, 2021, at approximately 1:30 p.m., Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop D responded to a two-vehicle fatal crash on I-10 about 2 miles east of Vinton in Calcasieu Parish. The crash claimed the life of 59-year-old Rex Alan Clements of Fort Worth, TX.
 
The initial investigation revealed a 2007 GMC pickup truck, driven by Clements, was traveling west on I-10 prior to the crash. As Clements encountered slower moving traffic, he failed to reduce his speed and struck the rear of a 2019 Toyota Camry. After the impact, the GMC ran off the right side of the roadway, overturned, and struck a tree.
Despite being properly restrained, Clements suffered fatal injuries as a result of the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Toyota was properly restrained and was not injured. As part of the ongoing investigation, a toxicology sample was obtained from Clements and submitted for analysis. The crash remains under investigation.
 
Louisiana State Troopers would like to take this opportunity to remind motorists to always make good decisions while operating motor vehicles. Never drive while impaired, fatigued, or distracted, always ensure every occupant is properly restrained, and follow all traffic laws. While not all crashes are survivable, taking simple precautions such as these can often mean the difference between life and death.
Troop D has investigated 5 fatal crashes resulting in 5 deaths in 2021.
 
Contact Information:
TFC Derek Senegal
Louisiana State Police
Public Affairs Section
Office: (337) 491-2519