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St. Landry

Unrestrained Lafayette Man Killed in St. Landry Parish Crash

Opelousas –  On August 18, 2019, at approximately 0059 hours, LSP Troop I was notified of a single-vehicle fatality crash on LA 357 north of Austin Road. The crash claimed the life of 23-year-old Ronquail J. Ollison.

The initial investigation revealed Ollison was operating a 1995 Chevrolet Lumina while traveling south on LA 357. For reasons still under investigation, Ollison ran off of the roadway to the right and his vehicle overturned. He was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle. Ollison sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased on scene by the St. Landry Parish Coroner’s Office. It is unknown if impairment is a factor of the crash and standard toxicology tests are pending. This crash remains under investigation and there is no further information at this time.   

Troopers wish to remind motorists to always make good decisions while in a motor vehicle. Never drive while impaired, fatigued, or distracted, always ensure every occupant is properly restrained, and follow all traffic laws. While not all crashes are survivable, taking simple precautions such as these can often mean the difference between life and death.