Fatal crash on Hwy. 71

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A crash yesterday on Highway 71 resulted in the death of a Coushatta man.

On Dec. 16, at 3:04 p.m., Louisiana State Troopers assigned to Louisiana State Police Troop G responded to a two vehicle fatal crash on US 71 at Lock and Dam # 5 south of Bossier City.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu, driven by 76-year-old Ronald Juneau of Bossier City, was traveling north on US 71 and crossed the center line causing a 1993 Lincoln Town Car, driven by 64-year-old James Posey of Coushatta that was traveling south on US 71 to exit the roadway in an attempt to avoid the crash. Juneau’s vehicle struck the Lincoln that Posey was driving in the driver’s door.

Posey suffered fatal injuries as a result of the crash. Juneau and Posey were both wearing their seatbelts.

Routine toxicology samples were obtained from each of the drivers and will be submitted for analysis. The crash remains under investigation.