October 23, 2020

Driver killed after collision with horse in road, troopers report

A Louisiana driver was killed Sunday, state trooper reported, when his small car collided with a dark-colored horse standing in the roadway in Tangipahoa Parish.

Troopers responded to the wreck just before 3 a.m. They found 21-year-old Javonte Lamone Johnson dead, having crashed his 2011 Ford Fiesta into a horse on Louisiana 1040.

Investigators believe Johnson braked hard and attempted to swerve to avoid the horse, but struck the horse. The impact caused heavy damage to the windshield and roof, troopers reported. The vehicle continued to travel under the horse, troopers believe, left the roadway and overturned.

Johnson was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the report, trooper reported.

Troopers could not immediately determine who owed the horse.