About 7:00 p.m. Saturday, January 18, 2020, a single-vehicle crash in Natchitoches Parish killed Zantere Smith, 32 of Campti, who was not wearing a seat belt.

The Louisiana State Police initial investigation revealed Smith was driving a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee south on Louisiana Highway 153 when he lost control of the SUV, exited the right side of the roadway, and collided with a tree.

Smith sustained fatal injuries during the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene.

A toxicology sample was obtained and submitted for analysis. The crash remains under investigation.

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