Impairment Suspected in Early Morning Crash that Killed Mississippi Man
Prairieville, LA – Shortly after 3:00 am on August 1, 2015, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a single vehicle fatality crash that occurred on Interstate 10 westbound at mile post 170 in Ascension Parish. The crash took the life of 28 year old Seth Orcutt of Lorman, MS.
The initial investigation by State Police revealed that the crash occurred as Orcutt was traveling westbound on Interstate 10 in a 2002 Kia Spectra. For unknown reasons, Orcutt’s vehicle ran off the right side of the road. The vehicle came to rest after striking a tree on its driver’s side.
Orcutt was properly restrained but received fatal injuries as a result of the crash. He was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Ascension Parish Coroner’s Office. Impairment is suspected to be a factor in the crash. A toxicology test will be conducted by the Ascension Parish Coroner’s Office.
Louisiana State Troopers wish to remind motorists that impaired driving continues to be a major problem throughout Louisiana. Whether impaired through alcohol, drugs, or a combination of the two, the consequences of driving while impaired remain the same. 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.