Fatal crash leaves one dead in Jackson Parish

JACKSON PARISH, La. (KNOE) - Authorities say a man was killed in a crash in Jackson Parish on the morning of Nov. 27.

According to Louisiana State Police, the crash happened just after midnight on Louisiana Highway 4, about a mile west of Highway 811.

They say 40-year-old Dustin Stanford, of Jonesboro, was heading west on Highway 4 when he lost control of his vehicle and ran off the road. Police say Stanford was not wearing his seatbelt and was thrown from the vehicle.

Stanford was pronounced dead at a local hospital. The crash is still under investigation.

Police add:

Buckling up is the single most effective thing you can do to protect yourself in a crash. Failure to take a few seconds to buckle up can have devastating consequences. Louisiana law requires every person in a vehicle, regardless of seating position, to be properly restrained day or night.

In 2019, Troop F has investigated 35 fatal crashes resulting in 40 deaths.