Each year, a number of people across the country die on the roadways due to a driver operating their vehicle at unsafe speeds. If speeding is coupled with impairment, the combination can easily lead to a fatal accident. Troopers with the Louisiana State Police believe that speed was a factor in a recent crash that took the lives of two men, but they are not yet certain whether impairment was a factor as well.
The two men were traveling east on U.S. Highway 190 in the outside, right-hand lane. As they approached another vehicle ahead of them in the same lane, the driver failed to slow down for an as yet unknown reason. His vehicle slammed into the back of the one in front of it.