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

Published 9:31 am Monday, February 10, 2020

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.

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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.