Shortly before 5:30 pm on December 7, 2013, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a single vehicle fatal crash that occurred on LA Hwy 942 (River Rd.) east of LA Hwy 22 in Ascension Parish. The crash took the life of 47 year old Frankie L. Glaskox of Lucedale, MS.
The initial investigation by State Police revealed that the crash occurred as Glaskox was driving a 2009 Nissan pickup truck eastbound on LA Hwy 22. For unknown reasons Glaskox failed to negotiate a left hand curve, and the Nissan drifted off the roadway to the right. Glaskox overcorrected to the left, causing his vehicle to cross back over both lanes of travel. The Nissan then ran off the roadway to the left where it entered into a ditch and struck a tree.
Glaskox was unrestrained at the time of the crash, and he suffered fatal injuries as a result. Although impairment is not considered to be a factor in the crash, a toxicology sample was taken from Glaskox and submitted to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis. Excessive speed is also considered to have been a factor in the crash.
Louisiana State Troopers wish to remind motorists of the importance of seatbelt use. Louisiana law requires that every person in a motor vehicle, regardless of seating position, always remain buckled up. Statistics show that the chances of surviving a violent crash rise significantly when properly restrained. Taking the time to buckle up before every trip is the single most effective thing you can do to protect yourself in a crash.