A 40-year-old Hall Summit man lost his life Friday night in a single vehicle crash in Red River Parish.
Clifton J. Harris was pronounced dead at the scene on Louisiana Highway 783.
Just before 9 p.m. Friday. Louisiana State Police Troop G responded to a single vehicle crash on LA 783 about three miles north of US 71.
The preliminary investigation revealed Hall was traveling north on 738 at a high rate of speed in the 1998 Chevrolet pick-up he was driving.
After crossing the centerline, the vehicle ran off the road and hit a culvert. Harris was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle. Due to the severity of his injuries, Harris was pronounced dead at the scene by the Red River Parish Coroner’s office.
Impairment, speed and lack of seat belt usage are all suspected factors in this fatality crash. Toxicology samples were taken and submitted for analysis. This crash remains under investigation.
Louisiana State Troopers wish to remind motorists that always wearing a seat belt, avoiding all distractions, obeying the posted speed limit, avoiding fatigued driving, and not driving while impaired can often mean the difference between life and death.
In 2019, Troop G has investigated one fatal crash resulting in one death.