Valentine – On December 10, 2021, shortly after 3:00 p.m., Louisiana State Police Troop C was notified of a two-vehicle fatality crash on Louisiana Highway 308 near Joe Brown Road. The crash claimed the life of 78-year-old Douglas St. Pierre of Galliano.
The preliminary investigation revealed St. Pierre was traveling north on LA Hwy 308 in a 2008 Pontiac G6. For reasons still under investigation, St. Pierre crossed the centerline while in a curve and struck a southbound Kenworth 18-wheeler head-on.
Although St. Pierre was restrained at the time of the crash, he suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Kenworth was also restrained and suffered no injuries.
A toxicology sample was collected from both drivers and submitted for analysis. This crash remains under investigation.
Drivers should always make good decisions while operating motor vehicles. Obeying all traffic laws and never driving while impaired, fatigued, or distracted can often mean the difference between a safe drive and one that ends in tragedy.
Troop C has investigated 42 fatal crashes resulting in 57 deaths in 2021.