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Bossier man killed in ATV crash

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Bossier Parish-On December 28, 2015, at 11:56 p.m., Louisiana State Police Troop G responded to a report of an ATV crash on Camp Joy Road, just east of Fairview Point Road, in the Lake Bistineau area that claimed the life of a Bossier man.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a Honda Rincon ATV driven by 37-year-old Brandon Severance of Bossier City was traveling west on Camp Joy Road when for reasons still under investigation, the ATV failed to make a turn in the roadway, exited the roadway, and struck a tree.  The ATV then overturned and ejected Severance and his passenger 34-year-old Amanda Mitchell of Haughton before it came to rest. StatePoliceLogo

Neither of them were wearing helmets at the time of the crash.  Severance sustained life threatening injuries and was later pronounced dead at University Health Shreveport.  Mitchell survived her injuries, but they were also serious.

A toxicology sample was obtained from Severance and will be submitted for analysis.  Impairment is suspected to be a factor in this crash.  This crash remains under investigation.

Each year, on Louisiana’s highways, numerous people are killed or seriously injured in crashes that involve impaired drivers.  In 2014, 47% of the fatal crashes in Troop G involved impaired drivers.  This crash could have been prevented.  Motorists are asked to designate a sober driver before traveling to any place where alcohol will be consumed and also refrain from operating any ATVs or UTVs after consuming alcoholic beverages.  By taking the alcohol element out of the equation, you can significantly reduce your chances of having a crash or causing one.