Louisiana State Police Press Release
Shortly before 6 a.m. Wednesday, Louisiana State Police Troop F responded to a single-vehicle fatal crash on LA Hwy 546 just south of Interstate 20.
The crash claimed the life of 53-year-old Kevin McGuire of Chatham.
The initial investigation revealed a 2003 Chevrolet Suburban, driven by McGuire, was traveling northbound on LA Hwy 546 when it struck a tree that had fallen across the road.
McGuire, who was unrestrained, sustained fatal injuries during the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene.
A toxicology sample was obtained and submitted for analysis. The crash remains under investigation.
Buckling up is the most effective way to be best protected during a vehicle crash. Failure to take a few seconds to buckle up can have devastating consequences. Louisiana law requires every person in a vehicle, regardless of seating position, to be properly restrained day or night.
In 2021, Troop F has investigated 18 fatal crashes resulting in 21 deaths.