A 61-year-old Urania, LA, man was fatally injured in a vehicle accident on LA 127 about two miles south of Olla, LA, Wednesday, July 13, 2016. State Police identified the victim as Danny R. Corley and said he was not wearing a seatbelt.
Troopers responded to the crash around 3:30 PM. The accident involved a 2000 Ford pickup driven by Corley and a 1979 AMG tractor-truck driven by Larry W. Adkins, Jr., 36, of Grayson, LA. The Ford was southbound on LA 127 and the AMG, an eighteen wheeled truck, was northbound on LA 127. As the Ford passed the AMG’s private escort vehicle, it moved to the right and collided with a guardrail on a bridge over Chickasaw Creek. After this initial collision, the Ford then crossed the centerline and collided with the AMG. Corley was pronounced dead on the scene. Adkins was wearing his seatbelt and was not injured in the crash.
LA 127 was closed for several hours while law officers worked the accident, as well as a second accident which occurred just south of the initial accident location.
Troop E Troopers have investigated 28 fatal crashes in 2016, resulting in 33 fatalities.