Unrestrained Shreveport Man Killed in DeSoto Parish Crash

On January 4, 2022, shortly after 4:00 p.m., Troopers assigned to Louisiana State Police Troop G began investigating a one-vehicle fatality crash on LA Hwy 177, just south of I-49. This crash claimed the life of 48-year-old Allen Boyd, Jr., who was not wearing his seat belt.

The initial investigation revealed a 2017 Peterbilt tractor-trailer, driven by Boyd, was traveling north on LA Hwy 177.  For reasons still under investigation, Boyd’s vehicle began to leave the roadway, where it overturned, and ejected him from the cab.

Boyd was unrestrained at the time of the crash and suffered fatal injuries. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.   Impairment is not suspected to be a factor in this crash; however, routine toxicology samples were taken and submitted for analysis.  The crash remains under investigation.

Troopers would like to remind motorists that buckling up is the most effective way to protect yourself during a vehicle crash. Failure to take a few seconds to buckle up can have devastating consequences. Louisiana law requires every person in a vehicle, regardless of seating position, to be properly restrained day or night.

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