POLLOCK, LA — Early this morning, a single vehicle crash killed a young man from Pollock, LA and injured his passenger. He was not wearing his seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle.
Troopers responded to the crash around 1:20 a.m., which occurred on LA Hwy 8, west of I-49, in the Flatwoods area. The crash involved a 2001 GMC pickup, driven by David R. Langley (W/M 21 yrs). The GMC was eastbound on LA Hwy 8 when Langley lost control and exited the right side of the roadway. After exiting the roadway, the vehicle collided with a tree and began overturning.
Langley was pronounced dead. His only passenger, identified as Johanna E. Theall (W/F 20 yrs) of Flatwoods, LA, was not wearing her seatbelt and received moderate injuries. She was transported to Rapides Regional Trauma Center.
Routine toxicology tests are pending. The crash remains under investigation.
Louisiana State Police would like to take this opportunity to remind/inform motorists that properly wearing your seatbelt will dramatically reduce your chance of being injured or killed in a crash. We ask you to take one second to “buckle up!”