Louisiana State Police reported that a two-vehicle accident in Livingston Parish on Nov. 29 has resulted in the death of a 39-year-old man from Independence. The crash involved a car and a pickup truck that collided head-on.
As of Nov. 29, the crash remained under investigation, with no charges yet filed. The authorities took toxicology samples from both men and sent them off for analysis at the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab.
The incident occurred on an undivided stretch of Louisiana Highway 40 within the bounds of Livingston Parish. A 2002 Ford F-150 truck was headed east when it crossed over the centerline into oncoming traffic. At the same time, a 2011 Ford Fusion was headed west, and the two vehicles crashed head-on. The driver of the pickup truck was wearing his seatbelt at the time while the driver of the Fusion was not, according to police. The truck driver was not injured, but the Fusion driver was declared dead by medical personnel.
Family members who have lost a loved one in a fatal wreck may have many questions regarding how to proceed. A wrongful death lawsuit is an approach bereaved families could take in order to possibly be compensated for the costs stemming from the crash. With an attorney’s help, the suit could be filed against all the liable parties. A family might find that financial recompense for medical expenses, loss of future financial support, loss of companionship and funeral costs could provide the financial resources needed in order to move on from the loss of their loved one.
Source: NOLA, “Independence man dies in head on collision in Livingston Parish”, Quincy Hodges, November 29, 2014