On May 6, 2021, at approximately 10:00 p.m., Louisiana State Police Troop E responded to a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 167 south of Louisiana Highway 505. This crash claimed the life of a juvenile passenger. The initial investigation revealed a 2007 Ford Fusion, driven by Elizabeth A. Ingram, 24, of Jonesboro, was northbound on U.S. 167. For reasons still unclear, Ingram failed to slow down as she approached a 2017 International commercial vehicle, which resulted in a rear-end collision.
Ingram, who was unrestrained, sustained moderate injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. Ingram’s juvenile passenger, who also was unrestrained, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The commercial vehicle driver was not injured. The crash remains under investigation.