Unrestrained 10-Year-Old Louisiana Child Killed, Others Injured in Rollover Crash on US 190

By Calcasieu Staff
Published April 27, 2023

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Unrestrained 10-Year-Old Louisiana Child Killed, Others Injured in Rollover Crash on US 190

St. Landry Parish, Louisiana – An unrestrained 10-year-old Louisiana child was killed and others were injured in a rollover crash on US 190.

Louisiana State Police (LSP) stated on April 26, 2023, that soon after 5:30 p.m. on April 25, Troop I was notified of a two-vehicle crash on US Highway 190 near Louisiana Highway 103. Adalynn Good, 10, of Eunice, was killed in the crash.

LSP indicated that the preliminary investigation found that Logan Richard of Church Point, Louisiana was driving a 2006 Nissan Altima, entered the inside lane of US 190 eastbound from a highway crossover as a 2000 Toyota 4Runner was moving east in the inside lane. The front of Richard’s Altima collided with the left rear of the 4Runner, forcing it to flip.

Good was reportedly unrestrained in the 4Runner’s back seat at the time of the incident and was ejected. The 4Runner’s driver was unrestrained and suffered moderate injuries. Two other passengers, whose seat belt usage is unknown, also had moderate injuries and were sent to nearby hospitals for treatment.

Richard was restrained and did not sustain any injuries. He was evaluated and showed no signs of impairment but was cited for failure to yield. A normal toxicological sample from the 4Runner’s driver was sent to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for processing. This crash is still being investigated.

Louisiana state law requires all vehicle occupants, regardless of sitting position or time of day, to be securely restrained. Seat belts work to spread the forces of a collision, protect the head and spine, cross the strong bones of the body, slow the body down, and prevent ejection when worn properly.

So far in 2023, LSP Troop I investigated 18 fatal crashes that resulted in 20 deaths.