Sulphur – Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop D responded to a two-vehicle fatal crash on I-10 about 2 miles east of Vinton in Calcasieu Parish on April 5, 2021, at approximately 1:30 p.m. The crash claimed the life of 59-year-old Rex Alan Clements of Fort Worth, TX.
The initial investigation revealed a 2007 GMC pickup truck, driven by Clements, was traveling west on I-10 prior to the crash. As Clements encountered slower moving traffic, he failed to reduce his speed and struck the rear of a 2019 Toyota Camry. After the impact, the GMC ran off the right side of the roadway, overturned, and struck a tree.
Despite being properly restrained, Clements suffered fatal injuries as a result of the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Toyota was properly restrained and was not injured. As part of the ongoing investigation, a toxicology sample was obtained from Clements and submitted for analysis. The crash remains under investigation.