Zachary – Shortly after 7:00 a.m. on January 10, 2022, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a single vehicle fatal crash on US Hwy 61 north of LA Hwy 64 in East Baton Rouge Parish. The crash claimed the life of 43-year-old Quentin Harris of Baton Rouge.
The initial investigation revealed the crash occurred as Harris was traveling south on US Hwy 61 in a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado. For reasons still under investigation, the Chevrolet ran off the roadway to the right and overturned.
Harris was unrestrained at the time of the crash and was ejected from the vehicle. He was pronounced deceased on the scene. As part of the ongoing investigation, a toxicology sample was obtained from Harris for analysis.
Louisiana State Troopers wish to remind motorists that while not all crashes are survivable, statistics show that the chances of surviving a crash rise significantly when properly restrained. Making good choices while in motor vehicles such as never driving while impaired, always ensuring every occupant is properly restrained, and avoiding all distractions can often mean the difference between life and death.