Unrestrained Louisiana Man Dies in Crash on US 61 After Colliding with Dump Truck

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Published June 23, 2022

Unrestrained Louisiana Man Dies in Crash on US 61 After Colliding with Dump Truck

Baton Rouge – Louisiana State Police reported on June 23, 2022, that on June 22, 2022, shortly after 9:00 p.m., Troopers with LSP Troop A began investigating a two-vehicle crash on US 61 north of Thomas Road in East Baton Rouge Parish. Lamontache Williams, 45, of Zachary, Louisiana, was killed in the crash. The initial investigation revealed that Williams was driving a 2017 GMC Terrain northbound near Thomas Road on US 61. Simultaneously, a 2006 Mack dump truck was driving north on US 61, ahead of the GMC. Williams collided with the dump truck’s rear end for unknown reasons. The impact sent the Terrain eastward on US 61 before coming to rest.

Williams, who was not restrained at the time of the crash, died at the scene from his injuries. The dump truck driver was properly restrained and suffered no injuries. A toxicology sample was obtained from Williams and will be analyzed. This crash is still being investigated.

Speeding, impairment, and failure to wear a seatbelt remain the leading causes of fatal crashes. Troopers advise the public to make a plan to avoid driving while impaired. Speeding impairs a driver’s ability to safely steer around curves or objects in the road, increases the distance required to stop a vehicle, and increases the distance a vehicle travels while the driver reacts to a situation.

Wearing your seatbelt, a simple precaution, drastically reduces the chances of you or your passenger being seriously injured or killed in a crash.