October 19, 2020

Mississippi man dies in Louisiana highway accident, alcohol suspected as factor

Shortly before 10 p.m. Friday, Louisiana State Police Troopers responded to a single-vehicle fatality crash on LA 403 just east of LA 1004. The crash took the life of 41-year-old Cody Hicks of Pascagoula, Mississippi.

The preliminary investigation revealed Hicks was traveling eastbound on LA 403 in a 2000 Ford F-250.

He was in a left curve in the roadway when he attempted to pass a vehicle in a no passing zone. Hicks’ vehicle ran off of the roadway to the left then he steered towards the right.

His vehicle crossed LA 403 and he ran off of the roadway to the right and entered a ditch. Hicks’ vehicle then rolled over and came to rest on the roof. Hicks was not wearing his seat belt and suffered fatal injuries. Alcohol use is suspected and a toxicology test is pending. This crash remains under investigation.