Mississippi man killed in Lafourche Parish crash – News – Northwest Florida Daily News


A Mississippi man was killed in a one-vehicle crash Friday night in Leeville, State Police said.

The collision took the life of 37-year-old Willie Brister Jr., of Foxworth, Miss., Senior Trooper Jesse LaGrange said.

Brister was traveling around 10:30 p.m. south on La. 1 in a 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe. For reasons still being investigated, Brister crossed the centerline and struck a Louisiana National Guard truck traveling north on La. 1.

Brister, who was not wearing a seat belt, suffered fatal injuries, LaGrange said. The driver of the National Guard truck, who was not injured, submitted to a breath test which showed no alcohol present.

Impairment is unknown on the part of Brister and a toxicology report is pending, LaGrange said. The crash remains under investigation.

Troop C has investigated 12 fatal crashes involving 13 deaths in 2020.

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