On September 28, Troopers from State Police Troop E began investigating a serious injury crash on Louisiana Highway 8 at Stewart Lake Road. This crash ultimately took the life of 34-year-old Aaron A. Hingle of Pearl River.
The initial investigation revealed a 2008 Nissan Quest, driven by Hingle, was traveling eastbound on Louisiana Highway 8. As Hingle approached a debris clean-up crew, he failed to adhere to a displayed work zone sign and a posted flagman warning him to stop. Hingle, who was unrestrained, struck the rear of an unoccupied 2020 Ford dump truck parked in the eastbound travel lane. As a result, Hingle sustained life-threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital to be treated. A toxicology sample was obtained and submitted for analysis. Hingle had succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.
While the cause of this crash remains under investigation, distracted and inattentive driving continues to be a leading cause of crashes in our state. Louisiana State Police urges all motorists to stay alert while driving