Natchitoches man killed in Tuesday afternoon crash | Around The Town


Late Tuesday afternoon, a crash involving two vehicles killed a man from Natchitoches, LA. Troopers responded to the crash around 5:00 p.m., which occurred on Louisiana Highway 6, east of Louisiana Highway 117 near Coldwater.

The initial investigation by State Police revealed that a 2006 Mercedes-Benz, driven by 78-year-old Robert Louis Lowery Jr., and a 1998 Chevrolet Silverado, driven by 18-year-old Tanner Hale Thompson of Marthaville, were traveling westbound on Louisiana Highway 6. For reasons still under investigation, Lowery Jr. attempted to make a U-turn in the middle of the roadway. As he started this turning maneuver, the Chevrolet impacted his vehicle.

Lowery Jr. sustained serious injuries as a result of the crash. He was transported to a local hospital where he ultimately succumbed to his injuries. Thompson sustained serious injuries and was transported to a local hospital where he is being treated. Routine toxicology tests are pending. The crash remains under investigation.

Louisiana State Police would like to take this opportunity to remind/inform motorists to always be aware of your surroundings. Taking a moment to evaluate the safest avenues and giving yourself enough time and distance to avoid critical errors can often mean the difference between life and death.

Troop E Troopers have investigated five fatal crashes in 2020, resulting in six fatalities.

Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies, Robeline Police, Natchitoches Regional Medical Center EMS, NPSO Rescue, Natchitoches Parish Fire District #6 Rescue and La. DOTD also responded to the scene to assist with extrication and traffic guidance, etc.

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  1. Prayers for him and his family. The nicest man you ever met. At his dealership in Many, La., he sold me my first car and was the only car dealership my parents would use. Lowery Chevrolet was the Best! R.I.P. Mr. Lowery 🙏


  2. O MY GOODNESS!!! What a tragic thing this is. Mr. Lowery was a fine and kind person, counselor, n friend. He will be greatly missed by my daughter n I.
    Prayers has already been sent out to the family, and loved ones, by us.
    May our GOD give all of you peace and comfort, at this sad time.


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