On July 5, 2020, shortly after 2:00 p.m., Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop E began investigating an injury crash on Louisiana Highway 28 West near Louisiana Highway 121.
This crash took ultimately took the life of 75-year-old Roberto Santana of Leesville, LA.
The initial investigation revealed a 2002 Toyota Camry, driven by Santana, was traveling eastbound on Louisiana Highway 28 West. For reasons still under investigation, Santana traveled off the highway and struck a tree. He was properly restrained, but sustained moderate injuries and was transported to a local hospital.
Santana later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. A toxicology sample was obtained and submitted for analysis. This crash remains under investigation.
In 2020, Troop E Troopers have investigated 28 fatal crashes resulting in 34 fatalities.
S/T Casey Wallace
Louisiana State Police
Public Affairs Section