(KTBS-Channel 3) State police on Monday arrested a Jonesboro man in connection with a crash in February that claimed a woman’s life. Edtreum Loyd, 43, is charged with vehicular homicide, reckless operation and possession of marijuana. He was booked into the Bienville Parish Jail. The crash on Feb. 2 led to the death of Melissia Bolyer, 40, of Jonesboro.
See below for the initial Troop G News Release from February 2, 2023
Bienville Parish – On Thursday, February 2, 2023, at approximately 10:30 a.m., Troopers assigned to Louisiana State Police Troop G began investigating a three-vehicle fatality crash on LA Hwy 507, west of LA Hwy 9. This crash claimed the life of 40-year-old Melissia Bolyer of Jonesboro.
The initial investigation revealed that a 2016 International tractor-trailer driven by 43-year-old Edtreum Loyd of Jonesboro was traveling west on LA Hwy 507. At the same time, a 2015 Peterbilt tractor-trailer was traveling east on LA Hwy 507, followed by a 2019 Nissan Versa driven by Bolyer. The International crossed the center line and exited the roadway to the left. The driver of the Peterbilt took evasive action and exited the road to the right but was struck by the International before it re-entered the eastbound lane. The Nissan was struck by the International. After this impact, it exited the roadway, and the International overturned and exited the road.
Bolyer, who was unrestrained, suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased on the scene by the Bienville Parish Coroner’s Office. Loyd was restrained and was transported to a local hospital, where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the Peterbilt was restrained and was not injured in the crash.