Unrestrained Man Killed in Natchitoches Parish Crash, Speed and Impairment Suspected



Goldonna – On Monday, Nov. 28 just before 8 p.m., Troopers assigned to Louisiana State Police Troop E began investigating a one-vehicle fatality crash on LA Hwy 156, just east of Black Jack Road.  This crash claimed the life of Curtis Johnson, 33, of Natchitoches, who was not wearing a seat.

The initial investigation revealed a 2019 Ford F-150, driven by Johnson, was traveling west on LA Hwy 156 at a high rate of speed. For reasons still under investigation, he exited the roadway then crossed LA Hwy 156 where he struck a tree.

Johnson was ejected from the vehicle and suffered fatal injuries.  He was pronounced dead on the scene by the Natchitoches Parish Coroner.

Impairment is suspected to be a factor in this crash.  Routine toxicology samples were taken and submitted for analysis. The crash remains under investigation.

In 2022, Troop E has investigated 51 fatal crashes, resulting in 53 deaths.