On June 7, 2020, shortly after 6:45 p.m., Louisiana State Police Troop E responded to a fatal crash on Louisiana Highway 9 north of Campti. This crash claimed the life of a Natchitoches woman.
The preliminary investigation revealed a 2005 Chevrolet passenger car, driven by 73-year-old Nancy Gallien of Natchitoches, was traveling south on Louisiana Highway 9. For reasons still under investigation, Gallien lost control of her vehicle, exited the left side of the highway, and struck a creek embankment.
Gallien, who was unrestrained, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. A toxicology sample was obtained and submitted for analysis. This crash remains under investigation.
Buckling up is the most effective way 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 2020, Troop E has investigated 19 fatal crashes resulting in 21 deaths.