Belle Rose – Shortly after 5:00 a.m. this morning, Troopers with Troop C began investigating a single-vehicle fatality crash on LA 69 just north of LA 70. The crash claimed the life of 24-year-old Hendrix Stevenson of Houma.
The preliminary investigation revealed Stevenson was traveling north on LA 69 in a 1992 Toyota Camry. For unknown reasons, Stevenson ran off of the road to the right after exiting a right curve in the highway. Stevenson was not wearing his seat belt when his vehicle struck a tree and he suffered fatal injuries as a result of the crash. He was pronounced deceased on scene by the Assumption Parish Coroner’s Office.
Impairment is not suspected as a factor in this crash; however, standard toxicology tests are pending through the Jefferson Parish Coroner’s Office.
Louisiana State Troopers wish to remind motorists that crashes happen suddenly and we cannot react quickly enough to put our seat belts on. 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.