Port Allen man killed in East Feliciana crash

SLAUGHTER — State Police troopers have identified the person killed in a crash late Friday night. 

Damon K. Bernard, 47, of Port Allen, died in the crash on May 31, 2024. 

It was just after 10 p.m. when Louisiana State Police troopers responded to a single-vehicle crash on LA 958 just south of LA 959 in East Feliciana Parish. 

The investigation so far reveals that the driver of a 2005 Chevrolet pickup truck was headed north on LA 958, just south of LA 959. For reasons still under investigation, the driver went off the roadway to the left into a ditch and hit a culvert.

The driver of the vehicle, who was not buckled at the time of the crash per troopers, was partially ejected. Troopers say he died on the scene from his injuries. 

While impairment is unknown, standard toxicology samples will be taken and submitted for analysis.

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