Louisiana State Police Troop G troopers began investigating a single-vehicle fatal crash on June 24 around 7 pm on Hwy. 157 north of LA Hwy 528. This crash claimed the life of 80-year-old Terry Roath.
The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2018 Nissan Maxima, driven by Roath, was traveling south on LA Hwy 157. For reasons still under investigation, the Maxima exited the roadway and struck an embankment before overturning and striking a tree. Roath, who was unrestrained, was partially ejected from the vehicle.
Roath was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Bossier Parish Coroner’s Office. Although impairment is not suspected, routine toxicology samples were collected and will be submitted for analysis. This crash remains under investigation.
Troopers wish to remind motorists to always make good decisions while in a motor vehicle. Never drive impaired, fatigued or distracted, follow all traffic laws, and always ensure that every occupant is properly restrained. While not all crashes are survivable, taking simple precautions such as these can often mean the difference between life and death.