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Another Wrong-Way Head-On Crash in Louisiana Kills 1

Another wrong-way driver in Louisiana caused an accident that resulted in one death and several injuries.

Like some of the other wrong-way accidents that have happened in Louisiana recently, this one happened on a divided freeway at night.

The Louisiana State Police reports that one person died as a result of the accident, while 5 people suffered injuries of varying degrees.

This is according to the press release from the Louisiana State PoliceThe crash occurred after dark on July 30 in Washington Parish, just before 11 p.m.

A 35-year-old Mandeville man was driving a 2000 Toyota Tundra northbound on the south lanes of Highway 21.

A 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee with 5 occupants was traveling south in the south lanes.

The vehicles collided head-on and the jeep overturned as a result of the impact.

All five occupants of the jeep sustained various injuries, with the driver suffering the most serious injuries of the vehicle’s occupants. All five in the jeep were properly buckled up. They were all transported to a hospital.

The driver of the Toyota was not wearing a seat belt and died at the scene of the accident as a result of his injuries.

An impairment of both drivers is currently not known, as toxicological results are still pending.

If the story of a wrong-way driver on a divided highway in Louisiana sounds familiar to you, then it should. Why? Because it happens too often.

Recently, similar accidents occurred in both Vermilion Parish and St. Landry Parish when drivers entered split freeways going the wrong way.

In the Vermilion Township Incident in January this year, an 18-year-old student at North Vermilion High School was killed when her vehicle collided head-on with a vehicle traveling in the wrong direction.

Ramsie Baumgardner was killed when a 31-year-old Carencro man was driving north on the south lanes of Highway 167 near Abbeville. Carencro’s driver also died in the accident.

Just before Christmas last year, 4 people were killed when a wrong-way driver collided head-on with a vehicle after navigating northbound I-49 in the south lanes. This accident claimed the life of the wrong-way driver (his BAC was three times the legal limit) and it also claimed the lives of 3 siblings from the municipality of Iberia.

In both of the above scenarios, the drivers of the vehicles going in the wrong direction were drunk.

Please remember that drunk driving is always a bad idea.

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