A Sibley man was killed Sunday in a one-vehicle crash in Bossier Parish, according to Louisiana State Police.
“On September 1, 2019, shortly before 7:00 a.m., Troopers assigned to Louisiana State Police Troop G began investigating a fatal crash on U.S. Highway 80, near Louisiana Highway 164,” a release read.
The preliminary investigation revealed a 2001 Chevrolet Suburban, driven by 21-year-old Galen Green of Sibley, was traveling west on U.S. Highway 80. For reasons still under investigation, the vehicle exited the highway and struck a concrete culvert. Green, who was not restrained, was ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene.
“A toxicology sample was obtained and will be submitted for analysis. This crash remains under investigation,” said the release.
Lakeside High School took to Facebook to express condolences. “We have lost a member of the Warrior family,” the school posted Sunday. “Words cannot express the pain we feel over this loss.”
“Buckling up is the single most effective thing you can do to protect yourself in a crash,” the State Police release read. “Failure to take a few seconds to buckle up can have devastating consequences. Louisiana law requires every person in a vehicle, regardless of seating position, to be properly restrained day or night.”
In 2019, Troop G has investigated 18 fatal crashes resulting in 20 deaths.