Ouachita Parish, LA (September 27, 2023) – Two men have died as a result of a motor vehicle accident that took place in Ouachita Parish on Tuesday evening, September 26.
At around 5:00 p.m., officers with the Louisiana State Police responded to the scene of a major collision on Interstate 20.
According to LSP reports, a 2020 Nissan Altima was traveling west in the right lane of travel on Interstate 20. At the same time, a 2011 RV Hurricane was traveling westbound on the left lane of the same roadway.
For unknown reasons, the two vehicles collided. The force of the collision caused the RV to go off the right side of the roadway and strike a tree before catching on fire. Authorities responded to the scene of the accident and closed off the roadway near the Cheniere Drew Exit.
Two people in the RV, identified as 76-year-old Seldon J. Heatley and 60-year-old Selden W. Heatley II, both suffered fatal injuries. The two victims were pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the Nissan suffered no injuries in the crash.
The accident is currently being investigated.
Our sympathies go out to the families of Selden W. Heatley II and Seldon J. Heatley at this time.
Fatal Auto Accidents in Louisiana
Fatal car crashes in Louisiana take the lives of hundreds of people every year. The majority of these accidents take place due to some form of negligence. The sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one due to a driver who is speeding, under the influence, distracted, or otherwise negligent can be incredibly difficult to accept.
The unfortunate truth is that we continue to see innocent people lose their lives as a result of these and other negligent actions. When families lose loved ones as a result of fatal collisions, they are able to file wrongful death claims against those who are responsible. Working alongside a fearless wrongful death lawyer in Ouachita Parish will provide your family with the best chance of maximizing the compensation you recover.
After a fatal collision, your family has the ability to recover compensation for funeral costs, lost earning capacity, loss of services, loss of companionship, and more. Your attorney will be able to investigate the accident, build a strong case on your behalf, and fight for all of the compensation that is owed to you.
At Parker Alexander Attorneys at Law, we are committed to providing the best legal representation for our clients who have experienced the loss of a loved one due to a car accident. Our car accident lawyers understand the importance of protecting your rights and fighting for justice on your behalf. For this reason, we strive to help our clients receive the maximum amount of compensation possible so that they can fully recover their losses after a devastating accident. If you have lost a loved one due to a fatal car accident, contact our Louisiana personal injury law firm today at 318-625-6262. Let us use our knowledge of Louisiana laws and extensive experience to help you get the justice and compensation you deserve.
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