Springhill man dies in crash

A North Webster Parish man is dead following a single-vehicle fatal crash Saturday on LA Hwy 157 north of LA Hwy 528. This crash claimed the life of 80-year-old Terry Roath of Springhill.

The preliminary investigation by Louisiana State Police revealed that a 2018 Nissan Maxima, driven by Roath, was traveling south on LA Hwy 157. For reasons still under investigation, the Maxima exited the roadway and struck an embankment before overturning and striking a tree. Roath, who was unrestrained, was partially ejected from the vehicle.

Roath was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Bossier Parish Coroner’s Office. Although impairment is not suspected, routine toxicology samples were collected and will be submitted for analysis. This crash remains under investigation.