The crash occurred on La. Hwy. 22 east of La. Hwy. 16 in Livingston Parish shortly before 2 p.m., Trooper FC Russell Graham stated in a press release.
Troopers’ preliminary investigation revealed that Robert Mamolo, 28, of Maurepas was driving a 1997 Ford Explorer west on La. Hwy. 22 when he ran off the road to the right.
The vehicle re-entered the roadway, crossed the centerline and entered the oncoming lane of travel, Graham said.
Mamolo overcorrected, ran off the road to the right again, re-entered the roadway and overturned, said Graham.
Mamolo was not properly restrained at the time of the crash and was pronounced deceased on the scene by the Livingston Parish Coroner’s Office.
The two juvenile passengers were both properly restrained at the time of the crash and sustained only minor injuries, Graham said.
Louisiana’s seat belt law requires that ALL vehicle occupants, regardless of age or seating position, remain properly restrained at all times while a vehicle is being operated on a public roadway.
The single most effective thing people can do to decrease chances of death and serious injuries in crashes is to wear a seat belt.
The simple task of buckling up can mean the difference between life and death.