On August 1, 2023, at approximately 12:20 p.m., Louisiana State Police Troop E responded to a one-vehicle crash on Louisiana Highway 6 near Recknor Road. The crash claimed the life of 46-year-old Nathan Gowen.
The initial investigation revealed that a 2018 Ford F-150, driven by Gowen, was traveling east on Louisiana Highway 6. For reasons still under investigation, Gowen’s vehicle left the roadway, traveled down the ditch embankment and struck several trees.
Gowen, who was restrained, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Routine toxicology samples were obtained and submitted for analysis.
While the cause of this crash remains under investigation, distracted and inattentive driving continues to be a leading cause of crashes in our state. Louisiana State Police urges all motorists to stay alert while driving. A lapse in one’s awareness can have deadly consequences.
In 2023, Troop E has investigated 33 fatal crashes, resulting in 38 deaths.
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