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Houma – Shortly after 11:00 a.m. yesterday morning, Troopers with Troop C began investigating a single-vehicle crash involving critical injuries on LA 182 east of Savanne Road. The crash ultimately took the life of 31-year-old Kalob Brassier.
The preliminary investigation revealed Brassier was traveling east on LA 182 in a 2001 Ford F-150. For reasons still under investigation, Brassier ran off of the roadway to the right while in a left curve. Brassier’s vehicle struck a tree and he suffered critical injuries. He was transported to a local hospital where he later died. A passenger in the vehicle suffered serious injuries and was also transported to a local hospital.
Neither Brassier nor his passenger were wearing their seat belts. Impairment is unknown as a factor and a toxicology report is pending. This crash remains under investigation.
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. 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.
Troop C has investigated 29 fatal crashes resulting in 31 deaths in 2020.