Just after 5:00 p.m. Monday, August 12, 2019, Louisiana State Police Troop D responded to a single-vehicle fatal crash on LA Hwy 112 near Tom Woodard Road.
The initial investigation revealed a 2018 Peterbuilt 18-wheeler (log truck) driven by 66-year old Peter D. Doyle, of Elizabeth, was traveling east on LA Hwy 112. The log truck ran off the right side of the roadway, struck a utility pole and rolled over onto its roof, trapping the driver.
Doyle was transported to a DeRidder area hospital, but later died due to injuries sustained during the crash.
Seat belt usage on Doyle’s part was unable to be determined due to the extent of damage to the cab of the log truck. Impairment is unknown, but toxicology samples were taken from the driver for analysis.
This crash remains under investigation.