LSP report speed a factor in DeSoto fatal crash

DESOTO PARISH, LA (KSLA)- Louisiana State Police investigated a one vehicle fatal crash in DeSoto Parish Monday morning.

According to state police, the accident happened around 2 a.m.

Troopers identified the victim Monday as 31-year-old Mack Henry Richard, Jr. of Mansfield, Louisiana was driving according to troopers, a 2003 Chevrolet Impala at a high rate of speed.

Reportedly, troopers say that Richard was traveling southbound on LA 175 just north of Mansfield when he lost control of his vehicle and left the roadway and then reportedly hit a tree.

Mr. Richard was wearing his seatbelt, but was pronounced dead at the scene as a result of his injuries sustained in the crash.