Singer – On Dec. 11, 2020, shortly after 8:30 a.m., Troopers with Louisiana State Police Troop D responded to a single-vehicle crash at the intersection of LA Hwy 27 and George Kendall Road in Beauregard Parish. The crash claimed the life of 36-year-old Joel B. Colligan of Singer.
The preliminary investigation revealed a 2014 Toyota RAV4, driven by Colligan, was traveling north on LA 27. For reasons still under investigation, Colligan failed to negotiate a left-hand curve and ran off the right side of the roadway. After leaving the roadway, the Toyota struck a signal pole head-on that is located south of the railroad crossing.
Colligan was not properly restrained at the time of the crash and sustained serious injuries He was transported to an area hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. This crash remains under investigation.
Louisiana state law requires vehicle occupants to be properly restrained in all seating positions, day or night. Statistics show the chances of surviving a crash rise significantly when properly restrained but the decision not to wear a seat belt can have deadly consequences. Motorists are encouraged to make the smart choice and to always wear a seat belt.
Troop D has investigated 28 fatal crashes resulting in 30 deaths in 2020.