Bienville Parish – Just after 9:30 p.m. Friday’p night, Louisiana State Police Troop G responded to a two vehicle head on crash on LA 4 at Watson Road that claimed the life of a Castor woman.
The preliminary investigation revealed a 2014 Ford pick-up truck, driven by 23-year-old Dillon Floyd Bazar of Hall Summit, Louisiana, was eastbound on LA 4. Bazar crossed the centerline and hit a westbound 2001 Pontiac passenger car driven by 47-year-old Karen Jackson Caldwell of Castor, Louisiana.
Due to injuries sustained in the crash, Caldwell was pronounced dead at the scene by the Bienville Parish Coroner’s office. Bazar suffered minor injuries. He was arrested and charged with vehicular homicide, DWI, careless operation and open container. Toxicology samples were taken and will be submitted for analysis. This crash remains under investigation.
Louisiana State Troopers wish to remind motorists that avoiding all distractions, obeying the posted speed limit, avoiding fatigued driving, and not driving while impaired can often mean the difference between life and death.
In 2019, Troop G has investigated seven fatal crashes resulting in seven deaths.