On Thursday, February 2, 2023, at approximately 6:00 p.m., Troopers assigned to Louisiana State Police Troop G began investigating a two-vehicle fatality crash on I-49, north of LA Hwy 3276. This crash claimed the life of 30-year-old Diamond Foster.
The initial investigation revealed that a 2021 Kenworth, was accelerating to highway speeds after entering I-49 southbound from the shoulder. A southbound 2011 Dodge Caravan, driven by Foster struck the rear of the trailer of the Kenworth.
Foster was restrained but suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased on the scene by the DeSoto Parish Coroner. The driver of the Kenworth was restrained and was not injured in the crash.
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.
In 2023, Troop G has investigated four fatal crashes, resulting in four deaths.