Single car crash in Ouachita Parish claims life of Chatham man

Shortly before 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 12th, Louisiana State Police Troop F responded to a single-vehicle fatal accident on LA Hwy 546 just south of Interstate 20. This crash claimed the life of 53-year-old Kevin McGuire of Chatham. The initial investigation revealed a 2003 Chevrolet Suburban, driven by McGuire, was traveling northbound on LA Hwy 546 when it struck a tree that had fallen across the road. McGuire, who was unrestrained, sustained fatal injuries during the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene. A toxicology sample was obtained and submitted for analysis. The crash remains under investigation.

LSP Troop F reminds motorists that buckling up is the most effective way to protect yourself during a vehicle crash. Failure to take a few seconds to buckle up can have devastating consequences. Louisiana law requires every person in a vehicle, regardless of seating position, to be properly restrained day or night. In 2021, Troop F has investigated 18 fatal crashes resulting in 21 deaths.

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