Troopers responded to the crash on Saturday around 2:00 p.m., which occurred on LA Hwy 115, north of Effie. The crash involved a 2008 Honda Civic, driven by Crystal Renee Wiley (W/F 34 yoa). The Honda was northbound on LA Hwy 115 when Wiley lost control and exited the left side of the roadway. After exiting the roadway, the vehicle collided with a tree.
Wiley was pronounced dead.
Routine toxicology tests are pending. The crash remains under investigation.
Louisiana State Police would like to take this opportunity to remind/inform motorists that properly wearing your seat belt will dramatically reduce your chance of being injured or killed in a crash. We ask you to take one second to “buckle up!” Louisiana law requires that every person in a vehicle, regardless of seating position, always remain buckled up. Not wearing a seat belt remains the leading cause of death in motor vehicle crashes.
Although the exact cause of the crash remains under investigation, Troopers would like to remind the public of the following: inattentive and distracted driving is dangerous and is a leading cause of crashes in our state. It is important for motorists to pay attention to what is going on outside of the vehicle they are driving. More information on distracted driving may be found online at the federal government’s official distracted driving website, www.distraction.gov.
Troop E Troopers have investigated 11 fatal crashes in 2019, resulting in 13 fatalities.