MANSFIELD, La – This morning, just before 7:00 a.m., Troopers assigned to Louisiana State Police Troop G began investigating a one-vehicle fatality crash on LA Hwy 522 at True Vine Road. This crash claimed the life of 29-year-old Rakeem Brazile.
The initial investigation revealed Brazile was driving a 2019 Volvo tractor-trailer, eastbound on LA Hwy 522. For reasons still under investigation, he ran off the road and crashed into an embankment. Brazile, who was restrained, suffered fatal injuries as a result of the crash and was pronounced dead on the scene.
Impairment is not suspected to be a factor in this crash; however, routine toxicology samples were taken and submitted for analysis. The crash remains under investigation.
In 2021, Troop G has investigated 32 fatal crashes, resulting in 34 deaths.
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