By T. Scott Boatright
Gregory Hinton, 49, of Choudrant lost his life Saturday night after his pick-up ran off the road and struck a tree.
Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop F responded shortly after 9:15 p.m. Saturday to a single-vehicle fatal crash on Pleasant Grove Road.
The LSP’s investigation reported that a 2011 GMC Sierra driven by Hinton was traveling southbound on Pleasant Grove Road and for or reasons initially unknown, the vehicle traveled off the right side of the road and then back across both lanes. After traveling across both lanes, the vehicle traveled off the road and struck a large tree.
Hinton, who was properly restrained, was pronounced dead at the scene. Toxicology samples were obtained and submitted for analysis and the crash remains under investigation.
In 2021, Troop F has investigated 15 fatal crashes resulting in 18 deaths.