Driver Killed in Ascension Parish Crash

Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a single vehicle fatal crash on LA Hwy 431 north of LA Hwy 621 in Ascension Parish

Posted: Jul 13, 2021 9:03 AM

Gonzales – Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a single vehicle fatal crash on LA Hwy 431 north of LA Hwy 621 in Ascension Parish shortly after 12:00 am on July 13th, 2021.

The crash claimed the life of 24-year-old Grant Griffin of Prairieville.

The initial investigation revealed the crash occurred as Griffin was traveling northbound on LA Hwy 431 in a 2001 Dodge Ram. For reasons still under investigation, the Dodge exited the roadway to the left and struck a culvert bordering the roadway. After striking the culvert, the Dodge became engulfed in flames.

Due to the severity of the fire, seatbelt usage is unknown at this time. Griffin sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash and was pronounced deceased on the scene. As part of the ongoing investigation, a toxicology sample was obtained from Griffin for analysis.

Lafayette
Clear
74° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 74°
New Iberia
Clear
74° wxIcon
Hi: 75° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 74°
Ville Platte
Clear
77° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 48°
Feels Like: 78°
Abbeville
Clear
73° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 73°
Crowley
Clear
73° wxIcon
Hi: 75° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 73°
St. Martinville
Clear
74° wxIcon
Hi: 75° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 74°
Opelousas
Clear
77° wxIcon
Hi: 78° Lo: 48°
Feels Like: 78°
Nice weather sticks around today

Community Events