Unrestrained Louisiana Toddler Killed and Driver Injured in Crash on LA 440

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Published June 06, 2022

Unrestrained Louisiana Toddler Killed and Driver Injured in Crash on LA 440

Louisiana – On the morning of June 5, 2022, shortly after 10:30 a.m., Troopers from LSP Troop L began investigating a single vehicle fatal crash on LA Hwy 440, near LA Hwy 450, in Washington Parish. Caisen Williams, a one year old from Mount Hermon, Louisiana, was killed in the crash. The crash occurred as a 2008 Chevrolet Impala driven by Catlin Williams of Mount Hermon was traveling westbound on LA Hwy 440. The Chevrolet went off the road to the right for reasons that are still being investigated. The Chevrolet became airborne and overturned after leaving the roadway. Caisen was thrown from the vehicle during the collision.

Caisen Williams was unrestrained at the time of the accident and died as a result of his injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Catlin Williams was also unrestrained and suffered serious injuries as a result of the crash. Impairment is not thought to have played a role in this crash. A toxicology sample was obtained for testing. Until the investigation is completed, Troopers will forward their findings to the Washington Parish District Attorney’s office for consultation on criminal and/or traffic violations.

Louisiana law requires that every occupant in a motor vehicle be properly restrained in a seat belt or child restraint. Car seats and booster seats have been shown to save lives and prevent injuries. Child safety seats provide the best protection for children in the event of a collision; however, approximately three out of every four car seats are not used properly.

The headquarters of Troop L is a nationally recognized Child Seat Fitting Station. No appointment is necessary to see a certified car seat technician at 2600 North Causeway Blvd. in Mandeville on Tuesdays from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. If you have any questions about your child’s seat or want to make sure it’s properly installed, please stop by Troop L headquarters. You can also go to: Louisiana Highway Safety Commission to find a fitting station near you. Please visit Buckle Up Louisiana to view all statewide events and updated safety information.