Shortly before 3 a.m. on Sept. 15, 2018, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a single-vehicle fatality crash on La. 75 south of La. 3066 in Iberville Parish. The crash took the life of 35 year old Randy Edwards of Donaldsonville.
The initial investigation by State Police revealed that the crash occurred as Edwards was traveling southbound on La. 74 in a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado when he failed to negotiate a left hand curve.
Edwards’ vehicle traveled off the right side of the roadway and struck a utility pole. Edwards’s vehicle began to overturn after impact, causing him to be ejected.
Edwards was unrestrained at the time of the crash and sustained fatal injuries. He was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Iberville Parish Coroner’s Office. Impairment is suspected to be a factor and a toxicology sample was taken from Edwards for analysis.
Louisiana State Troopers wish to remind motorists that while not all crashes are survivable, statistics show that the chances of surviving a crash rise significantly when properly restrained.
The combination of impaired driving and lack of seat use continue to be a major problem on Louisiana roadways.
Making good choices while in motor vehicles such as never driving while impaired, always ensuring every occupant is properly restrained, and avoiding all distractions can often mean the difference between life and death.