ROBELINE, La. (NPSO) - A single-vehicle crash on La. Hwy 6 West claimed the lives of a Sabine Parish man and a Caddo Parish woman on Wednesday night.
Robeline Police contacted the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office on April 10, around 8:27 p.m., reporting a single-vehicle crash with major injuries.
Robeline Police, Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies, Louisiana State Police, Natchitoches Parish Regional Medical Center EMS, NPSO Rescue, and Natchitoches Parish Fire Protection District 7 responded to the scene.
Authorities found both occupants of the vehicle deceased.
According to Robeline Police, the preliminary investigation revealed that a 2017 Ford F-150 driven by Maurice Leon Jackson, 72, of Zwolle, was traveling westbound on La. Hwy 6 West in the city limits of Robeline. For reasons still under investigation, he left the roadway on the right side, traveled through the parking lot of a local bank and collided with a tree head-on.
Jackson and his passenger, Charlotte Jones Bass, 70, of Vivian, were both pronounced dead at the scene by Natchitoches Parish Deputy Asst. Coroner Steven Clanton.
Toxicology tests are pending.
The Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office and Louisiana State Police would like to take this opportunity to remind/inform motorists that properly wearing your seat belts will significantly reduce your chance of being injured or killed in a crash. It takes only a second to buckle up. Not wearing a seat belt remains the leading cause of death in motor vehicles.
The crash is still under investigation by Robeline Police assisted by the Louisiana State Police.