Unrestrained man killed in Livingston Parish crash
Shortly after 4 p.m. Sunday, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash on LA Hwy 42 west of LA Hwy 63 in Livingston Parish. The crash took the life of 68-year-old Glen Chamblee of French Settlement.
The initial investigation revealed the crash occurred as 33-year-old Ashley Fitzmorris of Livingston was traveling westbound on LA Hwy 42 in a 2014 Nissan Pathfinder. At the same time, Chamblee was traveling eastbound on LA Hwy 42 in a 2002 Chevrolet Corvette. For reasons still under investigation, Fitzmorris failed to yield and made a left turn into the path of the Corvette. This resulted in the Pathfinder striking the Corvette head-on.
Chamblee was unrestrained at the time of the crash and sustained fatal injuries. He was pronounced deceased on the scene. Fitzmorris was properly restrained and sustained minor injuries. As part of the ongoing investigation, toxicology samples were obtained from both drivers for analysis.
Louisiana State Troopers wish to remind motorists that 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.