Unrestrained Louisiana Man Killed in Crash in Vernon Parish, Impairment Suspected

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Unrestrained Louisiana Man Killed in Crash in Vernon Parish, Impairment Suspected

Published February 5, 2021
 
From Louisiana State Police – On February 4, 2021, shortly after 11:00 p.m., Louisiana State Police Troop E responded to a fatal crash on Louisiana Highway 111 east of Anacoco. This crash killed 37-year-old Casey D. Elliott of Anacoco.
 
The initial investigation revealed a 2017 Dodge Ram pickup truck, driven by Elliott, was traveling eastbound on Louisiana Highway 111. For reasons still under investigation, Elliott’s vehicle traveled off the highway, struck a utility pole and several trees before overturning.
Elliott, who was unrestrained, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead. Impairment is a suspected factor of this crash. A toxicology sample was obtained and submitted for analysis. This crash remains under investigation.
 
Buckling up is the most effective way to protect yourself during a vehicle crash. Failure to take a few seconds to buckle up can have devastating consequences. Louisiana law requires every person in a vehicle, regardless of seating position, to be properly restrained day or night.
Louisiana State Police would like to remind all motorists that if you feel differently, you drive differently. Alcohol, prescription drugs, and other drugs have many effects on the body that negatively affect driving skills. These drugs can impair visual ability, alter the sense of time and space, impair fine motor skills needed to operate a motor vehicle, and decrease reaction times. Motorists are encouraged to plan ahead and designate a sober driver. Not doing so can have deadly consequences.
 
In 2021, Troop E has investigated six fatal crashes resulting in six deaths.
 
Contact Information:
S/T Casey Wallace
Louisiana State Police
Public Affairs Section
Office: (318) 239-091