One is dead after a vehicle crash
An Evangeline Parish resident has lost his life following a tragic vehicle accident which occurred earlier in the week.
A press release from Louisiana State Police reported, “Shortly after 2 am on October 2, troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop I began investigating a single vehicle fatal crash on La. Hwy 95 near Comfort Lane in Evangeline Parish. The crash took the life of 17-year-old Matthew Kilbarger of Mamou.”
The press release continued as follows, “The initial investigation by State Police revealed the crash occurred as Kilbarger was driving a 2005 Chrysler Town and Country van northbound on LA Hwy 95. While traveling northbound his vehicle ran off the roadway while approaching a left hand curve. Upon doing so, the Chrysler overturned several times.”
“Kilbarger was unrestrained and was partially ejected from the vehicle. He was pronounced deceased on scene by the Evangeline Parish Coroner’s Office. Impairment is unknown and a toxicology sample was obtained for analysis. This crash remains under investigation.”
Louisiana State Troopers wish to remind motorists that all occupants in a vehicle must be restrained, regardless of seating position. 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 and always ensuring every occupant is properly restrained can often mean the difference between life and death.