The Louisiana State Police responded to yet another fatality this morning, this time just North of Starks.  here is a statement about the wreck from the LSP:

This morning, at 4:21 a.m. troopers with Louisiana State Police Troop D responded to a single-vehicle crash in Beauregard Parish on Old River Road near Lloyd Smith Cutoff Road about 6 miles north of Starks. The crash claimed the life of a Merryville man.

Investigating troopers report that a 2001 GMC pickup driven by 45-year-old Daniel T. Jeans of Merryville was traveling north on Old River Road when the vehicle ran off the road. Jeans overcorrected and lost control of the truck, causing it to rollover.

Jeans, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from the vehicle. The vehicle rolled over him before coming to rest in the roadway. Jeans died as a result of his injuries. No one else was in the vehicle.

A routine toxicology sample was obtained from Jeans and will be submitted to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis. The crash remains under investigation.

In 2010, 59 percent of people who lost their lives on Louisiana highways were not properly restrained. Louisiana law requires every vehicle occupant, front seat and back seat, to be properly restrained day or night. Buckle up Louisiana. Every trip. Every time.


Troop D troopers have investigated 9 fatal crashes in 2011, resulting in 11 fatalities.

via Unrestrained Man Dies in Beauregard Parish Crash  Louisiana State police Sgt James Anderson Troop D

Please be careful out there and buckle up.  We don't want you to become a statistic!!!!