The crash claimed the life of 53-year-old Jimmy L. Muse of Roseland.
On Thursday, February 18, shortly after 6:00 pm, State Police Troop L began investigating a fatal crash on LA 1047 north of LA 1046 in St. Helena Parish. The crash claimed the life of 53-year-old Jimmy L. Muse of Roseland.
The initial investigation revealed that Muse was traveling southbound on LA 1047 in a 1998 Chevrolet S-10 as he entered a right curve in the roadway. For reasons still under investigation, the vehicle exited the roadway and began to overturn. Muse was unrestrained and ejected from his vehicle during the crash. Muse sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased on the scene by the St. Helena Parish Coroner’s Office. As part of the ongoing investigation, a blood sample was taken from Muse for scientific analysis. The crash remains under investigation.
While not all crashes are survivable, statistics show that properly wearing your seat belt will dramatically reduce your chance of being injured or killed in a crash. Louisiana law requires that every person in a vehicle, regardless of seating position, always remain buckled up.