“Jason Cotten of Pride Dies in Single-Vehicle Crash on La. Hwy. 409”

By | July 17, 2023



A single-vehicle crash in Pride, Louisiana has left a man dead, according to Louisiana State Police Troop A. The victim has been identified as Jason Cotten, a 44-year-old resident of Pride.

The incident occurred on Sunday, July 16, after 4 p.m. on La. Hwy. 409 near Lavell Road. Cotten was driving a 2006 Nissan Titan, traveling north on La. Hwy. 409 when the vehicle exited the road while in a curve. In an attempt to regain control, Cotten steered to the left but overcorrected, causing the truck to drive off the road, hit a culvert, and flip over.

Unfortunately, Cotten was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash and suffered critical injuries. He was transported to a nearby hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.

As part of the investigation, a standard toxicology sample was collected from Cotten and submitted for analysis. The crash is still under investigation by Louisiana State Police Troop A.

This tragic incident serves as a reminder of the importance of wearing seatbelts while driving. Seatbelts are designed to save lives and reduce the risk of serious injuries in the event of a crash. It is crucial for drivers and passengers to always buckle up before hitting the road.

The loss of Jason Cotten is undoubtedly a devastating event for his loved ones and the Pride community. Our thoughts and condolences go out to his family and friends during this difficult time.


If you have any information regarding the crash or believe you may have witnessed it, please report it to the authorities..