Bogalusa man killed in crash in Lafourche Parish

Published 1:06 pm Wednesday, May 4, 2022

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On Monday, shortly after 5 a.m., Louisiana State Police Troop C was notified of a single-vehicle fatality crash on Louisiana Highway 308 near Valentine Drive in the area of Lockport. The crash claimed the life of Hunter Blackwell, 20, of Bogalusa.

The preliminary investigation revealed Blackwell was traveling south on Louisiana Highway 308 in a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado. For reasons still under investigation, the Chevrolet ran off the roadway to the right and struck a bridge guardrail. Blackwell attempted to regain control, but overcorrected causing the Chevrolet to cross Louisiana Highway 308, run off the roadway to the left, and strike another bridge guardrail. The Chevrolet overturned onto its roof before striking a utility pole and coming to a stop.

Blackwell was unrestrained at the time of the crash, suffered fatal injuries, and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Lafourche Parish Coroner’s Office.

A toxicology sample was collected from Blackwell and is awaiting analysis. This crash remains under investigation.