Five unrestrained occupants ejected, one killed in Livingston Parish crash

Staff reports

Louisiana State Police Troop A began an investigation into a fatal crash, May1, in Livingston Parish shortly after midnight.  The crash, which occurred on LA 447 south of Interstate 12, claimed one life and injured the four remaining unrestrained occupants.

Troopers’ preliminary investigation revealed that a 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier was traveling north on LA 447 when it entered a right hand curve and ran off the roadway to the left. The vehicle struck a culvert, became airborne, rolled several times, and came to rest on its roof. There were five occupants in the vehicle, none of them were restrained at the time of the crash, and they were all ejected from the vehicle.  Stanley Williams Sr. (W/M, age 64) of Denham Springs suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased on the scene by the Livingston Parish Coroner’s Office. Three of the occupants, Deborah Walker (W/F, age 52) of Livingston, Jackie Williams (W/M, age 60) of Denham Springs, and Stanley Williams Jr. (W/M, age 41) of Denham Springs, sustained several injuries and were transported to various local hospitals. Sherrie Forbes (W/F, age 43) of Livingston sustained critical injuries and remains in the hospital. Troopers are still trying to determine who was driving the vehicle. Alcohol is suspected to have been a factor in the crash, as all the occupants were impaired. The crash remains under investigation, and charges may be forthcoming pending the outcome of the investigation.