Colfax man dies in wreck near Clarence Thursday afternoon


A wreck Thursday afternoon involving three vehicles on Hwy. 6 near Clarence killed a man from Colfax and moderately injured two other men.

Troopers responded to the crash around 3:40 p.m.

The crash involved a 2004 Chevrolet pickup, driven by Edward B. Goff, 56, a 2015 Ford pickup, driven by Ricky J. Thibodeaux, 64, of Pineville and a 2017 Ford pickup, driven by Dewayne T. Amburn , 46, of Calhoun.

Goff was travelling westbound on when he lost control and crossed the centerline into the eastbound lane.  Goff’s vehicle sideswiped Thibodeaux’s vehicle and then collided head-on with Amburn’s vehicle.

Goff was wearing a seat belt, but was pronounced dead at the scene.

Thibodeaux and Amburn were wearing seat belts but sustained moderate injuries.  They were transported to Natchitoches Regional Medical Center for treatment.

Routine toxicology tests are pending.  The crash remains under investigation.

While not all crashes are survivable, seat belts can greatly decrease the occupant’s chance of death and will greatly reduce the extent of injury.

In 2018, Troop E has investigated 34 fatal crashes resulting in 37 deaths.