Tragedy struck this past Thursday, October 22nd when Weston High baseball coach and Ruston resident, Chase Frasier, was killed in a two vehicle accident that took place on Hwy 167 just south of Clay, LA. A memorial service was held at Temple Baptist Church on Monday, October 26th followed by the interment that took place at Kilpatrick’s Memorial Garden in Ruston.
According to the report submitted at 9:22 pm Louisiana State Police Troop F responded to a crash on U.S. Hwy 167, just south of LA Hwy 818 near Clay. The initial investigation revealed the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by the 28-year-old Frasier was traveling northbound on U.S. Hwy 167.
For reasons still unclear, the Jeep rear-ended a 2013 Western Star 18-wheeler that was slowing to make a turn near the Hwy 818 exit. After impact, the Jeep traveled off the road into the ditch. Frasier, who was properly restrained, was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.
“We are all still in shock and are going to miss him very much,” said Weston High Principal Ritchie Tolar. “Chase was a great asset to our staff, student body and our athletic program. He was a good coach and teacher but an even better person. “
The second year coach was a 2011 Ruston High School graduate where he played baseball and football all four years while also being a member of the FCA and FFA. He graduated from Louisiana Tech University with a degree in Health and Physical Education in 2017 before beginning his professional career at Weston High School as baseball coach and Louisiana History teacher.
Those left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Lillie Christine Frasier; parents, Shannon and Kristie Frasier; brother, Tanner Frasier (Lexi). His maternal grandfather, Jerry Lott; paternal grandparents, Robert and Gloria Frasier; aunts and uncles are Greg Lott (Cindy) and their children Henry and Mary; Robert Frasier (Donna) and their children Cassie Pearce (Hunter), Brooke McElduff (Mason); Lori Kelly (Craig) and their children Maddi, Cade, Audrey and Hadley; and a host of other family and friends.