According to investigating troopers, on July 7, 2012, at 12:16 p.m., 20-year-old Garrett Deshotels of Mamou, was driving a 1999 Chevrolet truck south on LA Highway 3277. Deshotels drove off the right side of the road, steered back to the left, crossed the highway and drove off the left side of the road. After traveling off the road, Deshotels’ vehicle struck a crawfish pond levee. Deshotels, who was unrestrained, was ejected from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead by the Evangeline Parish Coroner.
This crash remains under investigation.