On August 10, 2022, shortly after 7:00 am, Louisiana State Police Troopers responded to a two-vehicle crash on LA 959 east of LA 63 in East Feliciana Parish. Stacey Hornsby, 53, of Clinton, died in the crash.
Troopers said Hornsby was driving a 2013 Mercedes SUV headed west on LA 959. At the same time, a 2020 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Steven Riggins of Slaughter, was headed east on LA 959.
For reasons still under investigation, Hornsby crossed the center line, entered the eastbound lane, and hit the Silverado head-on.
Hornsby, who was not buckled at the time of the crash, died on the scene.
The driver of the Silverado was properly restrained and transported to a local hospital to be treated for moderate injuries.
As part of the ongoing investigation, a toxicology sample was obtained from both drivers and will be submitted for analysis.