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April 19, 2024

Denham Springs, LA – Clayton Smith Killed in Collision on Magnolia Beach Rd

April 19, 2024

Denham Springs, LA (August 17, 2021) – On Monday, August 16th, at about 9:00 p.m., troopers from the Louisiana State Police were called to investigate a deadly two-car accident on Magnolia Beach Road in the area of State Highway 1019 in Livingston Parish. 

The deceased has been identified as 46-year-old Clayton Smith, a resident of Greenwell Springs.

An investigation determined that the crash occurred as Smith was driving eastbound on Magnolia Beach Road in a 2002 BMW 745 just a 2017 Ford F-250 was driving westbound on the same road. 

For reasons that have yet to be determined, Smith veered across the centerline into oncoming traffic and struck the Ford head-on. After crashing into the Ford, the BMW went up in flames.

Due to the severity of the impact, restraint use on the part of Smith is not known at this time. He sustained fatal injuries and died at the scene. 

The driver of the Ford was properly restrained and was transported by paramedics with moderate injuries. 

As part of the ongoing investigation, toxicology samples were obtained from both drivers for analysis.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mr. Clayton Smith, at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.

Head-On Crash Fatalities in Denham Springs

8.17 Denham Springs, LA - Clayton Smith Killed in Collision on Magnolia Beach Rd

Head-on car accidents are atypically violent. These destructive collisions routinely cut short victim’s lives and cause catastrophic injuries to those who manage to survive. Wrong-way accidents typically happen when a driver loses control of their vehicle, which can stem from speeding, driver intoxication, and driver distraction.

Working with a legal team that is sympathetic as well as assertive will give you your best chance at obtaining full and fair financial compensation for your damages.  

When a person is harmed in a car crash brought on by another driver’s negligence, they will have legal avenues open to them. By seeking the legal counsel of a Denham Springs wrongful death attorney, victims can learn about the various legal avenues they may wish to pursue.  

When a driver heads into traffic coming from the opposite direction, the likelihood of a deadly head-on crash is high. These kinds of accidents are often far more severe than other forms of two-car crashes. Accident data indicates that these wrong-way collisions have a 60% mortality rate. While these accidents only account for approximately 2% of all traffic accidents annually in Louisiana, they are responsible for around 10% of all yearly vehicular fatalities.  

The New Orleans car accident attorneys at Smiley Law Firm have decades of experience in bringing irresponsible people to account. Our team works to support their clients and make sure they get the best possible legal advice. We will always answer any questions our clients have and take care of each legal complexity as it arises. 

If you would like to file a claim of personal injury following your head-on collision, it is imperative that you receive legal representation from a reliable and experienced personal injury attorney who understands all the factors involved in your crash as well as the legal subtleties that can impact your claim.

The personal injury attorneys at Smiley Law are dedicated to defending a victim’s legal rights and building the strongest claim possible in order to maximize their economic recovery. If you were injured in a road accident, contact our personal injury law firm in New Orleans by calling 504-688-3494 or 504-822-2222 to schedule a free evaluation of your case at your earliest convenience.

Note: These posts are constructed with the use of secondary sources. These sources include but are not limited to local and state news stories, local and state police accident reports, social media platforms, and eyewitness accounts about injury accidents that take place in New Orleans and throughout Louisiana. We did not independently verify the fact surrounding this accident. If you locate any information that is inaccurate, please contact our firm and we will correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available. We will also remove this post upon request.

Disclaimer: These posts are created to raise awareness about the dangers of driving in Louisiana. We hope that by casting light on serious accidents like this one, other drivers will take heed, and avoid being seriously injured in a similar accident. This post is not a solicitation for business. The information contained in this post is not intended to be legal or medical advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the accident scene.

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