Natchitoches man killed in Tuesday afternoon crash

Published: Feb. 12, 2020 at 10:11 AM CST
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A Natchitoches man was killed in a crash Tuesday afternoon on Hwy 6, east of Hwy 117, that involved two vehicles.

State Police said a 2006 Mercedes-Benz, driven by Robert L. Lowery, Jr., 78, and a 1998 Chevrolet Silverado, driven by Tanner Hale Thompson, 18, of Marthaville, were traveling westbound on Louisiana Highway 6.

For reasons still under investigation, Lowery, Jr. attempted to make a U-turn in the middle of the roadway. As he started this turning maneuver, the Chevrolet impacted his vehicle.

Lowery, Jr. sustained serious injuries as a result of the crash. He was transported to a local hospital where he ultimately succumbed to his injuries. Thompson sustained serious injuries and was transported to a local hospital where he is being treated. Routine toxicology tests are pending. The crash remains under investigation.

Louisiana State Police would like to take this opportunity to remind/inform motorists to always be aware of your surroundings. Taking a moment to evaluate the safest avenues and giving yourself enough time and distance to avoid critical errors can often mean the difference between life and death.

Troop E Troopers have investigated five fatal crashes in 2020, resulting in six fatalities.

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