An unrestrained Tallulah resident was killed Sunday in single-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 80.
According to information provided by the Louisiana State Police, LSP Troop F responded to the accident shortly before 12:15 p.m., where 64-year-old Meta Morley was pronounced dead on the scene.
According to LSP, the initial investigation revealed a 2017 Hyundai Accent, driven by Morley, was traveling west when, for reasons still under investigation, the vehicle traveled off the left side of the road and struck a tree.
LSP officials said toxicology samples were obtained and will be submitted for analysis.
LSP officials added that buckling up is the most effective way for drivers to protect themselves during a vehicle crash. Failure to take a few seconds to buckle up, they said, can have devastating consequences.
Louisiana law requires every person in a vehicle, regardless of seating position, to be properly restrained, day or night.
In 2021, Troop F has investigated 29 fatal crashes resulting in 34 deaths.