Crowley – At approximately 11:45 am on November 7th, 2019, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop I began investigating a single-vehicle crash on LA 13, South of LA 92, in Acadia Parish. The crash ultimately took the life of 56-year-old Tracy Gerard Monceaux of Crowley.
The initial investigation by State Police revealed that the crash occurred as Monceaux was driving a 2019 Chevrolet Silverado southbound on LA Hwy 13. While traveling southbound, his vehicle ran off the roadway. Upon doing so, the Silverado stuck a utility pole.
Monceaux was unrestrained at the time of the crash and was transported to a local hospital in critical condition. On November 11th, State Police was notified that Monceaux succumbed to injuries on November 9th. Impairment is unknown but standard toxicology samples were 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.