Paincourtville man dies in Donaldsonville crash

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Shortly after 2 am on January 28, 2017, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a single vehicle fatality crash on La. 308 at La. 943 in Ascension Parish.  The crash took the life of 42 year old Louis Davis of Paincourtville.

The initial investigation by State Police revealed that the crash occurred as Davis was traveling southbound on La. 308 in a 1998 Chevrolet S-10.  For reasons still under investigation, Davis failed to negotiate a left hand curve and lost control of his vehicle.  Davis’ vehicle ran off the left side of the roadway and overturned.  Davis was unrestrained at the time of the crash and was ejected from the vehicle. 

Davis sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash and was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Ascension Parish Coroner’s Office.  It is unknown if impairment was a factor in this crash but a toxicology sample will be taken from Davis for analysis. 

Louisiana State Troopers wish to remind motorists that all occupants of a motor 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, always ensuring every occupant is properly restrained, and avoiding all distractions can often mean the difference between life and death.