Man killed in Claiborne Parish crash

Claiborne man killed in crash

CLAIBORNE PARISH, La. (KSLA) - Louisiana State Police Troop G responded to a two-vehicle fatal crash on Louisiana Highway 2 east of Louisiana Highway 9 just after 3 p.m. on Oct. 8.

The crash resulted in the death of Jerry Bursey, 57, of Homer, as well as a 13 year-old juvenile sustaining life-threatening injuries.

Officials say a 2012 Chevrolet truck driven by Bursey was traveling westbound on Louisiana Highway 2. Bursey attempted to pass a commercial motor vehicle but failed to see an eastbound 2009 BMW passenger car in the opposing lane, resulting in a head-on collision. Bursey was properly restrained but sustained fatal injuries in the crash.

The driver of the BMW, who was properly restrained, sustained moderate injuries in the crash and was transported to a local hospital.

A front-seat juvenile passenger in the BMW, who was also restrained, sustained life-threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital, as well.

Toxicology samples were obtained and submitted for analysis. The crash remains under investigation.

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