Athens – Just after 10 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, 2022, just after 10:00 p.m., Troopers assigned to Louisiana State Police Troop G began investigating a one-vehicle fatality crash on LA Hwy. 518 at Old Athens Road. This crash claimed the life of 33-year-old Patrick Halliburton, who was not wearing a seat belt.
The initial investigation revealed a 2001 Ford pickup, driven by Haliburton was traveling west on LA Hwy 518. For reasons still under investigation, Halliburton exited the roadway, and struck a tree.
Halliburton, who was unrestrained, suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased on the scene by the Claiborne Parish Coroner.
It is unknown if impairment is a factor in this crash; however, routine toxicology samples were taken and submitted for analysis. The crash remains under investigation.
In 2022, Troop G has investigated 18 fatal crashes, resulting in 19 deaths
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