Teen loses life in DeSoto Parish crash



La. State Police Troop G investigated a single-vehicle fatal crash on U.S. Hwy. 84 east of Logansport June 2.

This article published in the June 10, 2021, print edition

This crash claimed the life of Seth Sloan, 15, of Mansfield, who was unrestrained.

The initial investigation revealed a 2012 Dodge Challenger, driven by a 17-year-old, was traveling eastbound on Hwy. 84.

For reasons still under investigation, the juvenile driver lost control and exited the roadway before colliding with a concrete retaining wall.

The driver was restrained and sustained minor injuries. Routine toxicology samples were collected and will be submitted for analysis. The crash remains under investigation.

In 2021, Troop G has investigated 11 fatal crashes, resulting in 11 deaths.