The crash claimed the life of 25-year-old Dustin A. Dykes of Bush.
On Saturday, February 13, shortly before 11:00 pm, State Police Troop L began investigating a fatal crash on LA 435 east of LA 36. The crash claimed the life of 25-year-old Dustin A. Dykes of Bush. The initial investigation revealed that Dykes was traveling eastbound on LA 435 in a 2008 Toyota Tundra as he entered a left curve in the roadway. For reasons still under investigation, Dyke’s vehicle exited the roadway to the right where it impacted an embankment for a private driveway. The vehicle became airborne and impacted a utility pole. Dykes was unrestrained during the crash and died on the scene. Speed is suspected to be a factor leading to the crash and impairment is not suspected at this time. As part of the ongoing investigation, a blood sample was taken from Dykes for scientific analysis. The crash remains under investigation.