Louisiana State Police Troop G Troopers began investigating a three-vehicle fatality crash on US Hwy 84 just west of US Hwy 171 Monday, Feb. 28 just after 4 p.m. This crash claimed the lives of Louis Flanigan, 81, and Inell Flanigan, 80, who were both unrestrained.
The initial investigation revealed Louis Flanigan was eastbound on US Hwy 84 in a 1991 Jaguar XJ6 followed by a 2016 Freightliner. At the same time, a 2013 Freightliner was traveling west on US Hwy 84. The Jaguar failed to yield before attempting to make a left turn into a private driveway and was struck by the westbound Freightliner. This impact caused the Jaguar to enter the eastbound lane, where it was struck by the eastbound Freightliner.
Both occupants were pronounced deceased on the scene by the DeSoto Parish Coroner. The drivers of the Freightliners were each restrained and both suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
Impairment is not suspected to be a factor in this crash; however, routine toxicology samples were taken and will be submitted for analysis. The crash remains under investigation.
In 2022, Troop G has investigated four fatality crashes, resulting in five deaths.