Minden Press-Herald

Oct 02nd

Friday night crash injures one

Investigation continues into cause of one-vehicle wreck

A single-vehicle crash on La. 2, 12 miles east of U.S. 79, in Claiborne Parish late Friday night left a 32-year-old man from Ruston with critical injuries.    

According to investigating Louisiana State Police troopers, Michael D. Jones was traveling east on La. 2 in a 1989 Oldsmobile Delta when the vehicle entered a curve to the left.

For unknown reasons, the vehicle traveled off the right side of the roadway. Jones attempted to steer the vehicle back into the eastbound lane of travel but overcorrected to the left.

The vehicle re-entered the roadway as it rotated sideways and crossed both lanes of traffic. It then ran off the left side of the road, struck a tree and overturned onto its roof.  

Jones, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected during the crash. He was subsequently airlifted to LSU Health Science Center (LSUHSC) in Shreveport with critical injuries.

Routine toxicology test results are pending and the crash remains under investigation.






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