Fatal crash

About 1:20 a.m. Tuesday, November 19, 2019, Louisiana State Police Troopers responded to a crash on U.S. Hwy 71, south of Alexandria involving a 1999 Ford, driven by 25-year-old Jonathan C. Decuir.

Decuir was southbound on U.S. Hwy 71 when he lost control and exited the left side of the roadway, colliding with a metal guardrail, then exiting the right side of the roadway and colliding with an overpass support column.

Decuir was pronounced dead.

Routine toxicology tests are pending. Impairment is believed to be a factor. The crash remains under investigation.

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