Unrestrained Louisiana Man Killed in Single-Vehicle Crash on LA 67 in East Baton Rouge Parish
Baton Rouge, Louisiana – A Louisiana man who was not restrained was killed in a single-vehicle crash on Louisiana State Highway 67 in East Baton Rouge Parish.
On May 29, 2023, Louisiana State Police (LSP) reported that Troopers from LSP Troop A began investigating a single-vehicle crash on LA 67 near Blount Road in East Baton Rouge Parish soon after 5:30 p.m. Swill Charles, 66, of Zachary, Louisiana, died as a result of the crash.
According to the preliminary inquiry, Charles was driving a 2020 Ford F-250 north on LA 67. Charles ran off the road to the right, hit an embankment, and entered a canal for unknown reasons.
Charles was unrestrained at the moment of the collision and was thrown from his vehicle. As a result, he sustained severe injuries and was declared dead at the scene. A toxicological sample was taken from Charles as part of the ongoing investigation for scientific examination.
While not all crashes are survivable, LSP stated that statistics show that correctly fitted restraints can considerably minimize your risk of being hurt 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.