Updated: Sep 6, 2022
ACADIA PARISH – Police responded to a single-vehicle crash on Louisiana Highway 13, north of Louisiana Highway 370, in Acadia Parish. 62-year-old James Anthony Cormier of Crowley died in the crash.
The crash occurred as Cormier was driving north on LA 13 in a 2018 Freightliner 18-wheeler. Cormier failed to negotiate a curve and ran off the roadway to the right. Upon doing so, the 18-wheeler struck a utility pole and overturned.
Troopers determined Cormier was restrained at the time of the crash. Despite restraint use, he was pronounced dead at the scene by the Acadia Parish Coroner’s Office. A standard toxicology sample was obtained for analysis and this crash remains under investigation.