Shortly before 12:15 p.m. Sunday, Louisiana State Police Troop F responded to a single-vehicle fatal crash on US Hwy 80 just east of Tallulah. This crash claimed the life of 64-year-old Meta Morley.
The initial investigation revealed a 2017 Hyundai Accent, driven by Morley, was traveling west on US Hwy 80. For reasons still under investigation, the vehicle traveled off the left side of the road and struck a tree.
Morley, who was unrestrained, was pronounced dead at the scene. Toxicology samples were obtained and will be submitted for analysis.
Buckling up is the most effective way to protect yourself during a vehicle crash. Failure to take a few seconds to buckle up can have devastating consequences. Louisiana law requires every person in a vehicle, regardless of seating position, to be properly restrained day or night.
In 2021, Troop F has investigated 29 fatal crashes resulting in 34 deaths.