Unrestrained Louisiana Driver Killed in Early Morning Two-Vehicle Crash on LA 42

By Calcasieu Staff
Published April 24, 2023

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Unrestrained Louisiana Driver Killed in Early Morning Two-Vehicle Crash on LA 42

Livingston Parish, Louisiana – An unrestrained Louisiana driver was killed in an early morning two-vehicle crash on LA 42.

According to the Louisiana State Police (LSP), Troopers from LSP Troop A began investigating a two-vehicle crash on LA 42 near Red Oak Road in Livingston Parish in the early morning hours of April 23, 2023. Daniel Lozano, 41, of Livingston, Louisiana, died as a result of the crash.

According to preliminary investigations, Lozano was driving a 2007 GMC Sierra south on LA 42. A 2020 Dodge Ram was driving north on LA 42 at the same moment. According to reports from LSP,  Lozano crossed the center line, entered the northbound lane, and hit the Ram head-on for unknown reasons.

Lozano, who was not restrained at the time of the crash according to police, died at the scene of his injuries. The Ram’s driver was securely restrained and transferred to a nearby hospital for treatment of moderate injuries. A toxicological sample was acquired from both drivers as part of the continuing inquiry and will be analyzed. This crash is still being investigated.

LSP indicated that while not all crashes are avoidable, statistics show that correctly fitted restraints can greatly minimize 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 vehicle crash.