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April 19, 2024

Harvey, LA – James Overby Killed in Wreck on US-90B Near McArthur Ave

April 19, 2024

Harvey, LA (June 23, 2021) – On Monday, June 21st, Marrero resident 57-year-old James Overby was killed during a two-vehicle crash in Jefferson Parish.

The accident occurred at about 6:00 p.m. in the eastbound lanes of US-90B in the area of MacArthur Avenue in Harvey. 

Reports show that Overby was driving a 2020 Nissan Altima on the raised portion of US-90B when, for reasons that have yet to be determined, his vehicle left the roadway at the MacArthur Avenue exit and struck the crash barrier. The Altima then spun across the righthand lane and into the center lane of the highway where it collided with an oncoming 2017 Honda Pilot. 

Overby sustained serious injuries on impact. Paramedics transported him to a local trauma center where he later died. 

The occupants of the Honda Pilot sustained non-critical injuries.  

The investigation is ongoing.

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

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6.23 Harvey, LA - James Overby Killed in Wreck on US-90B Near McArthur Ave

Head-on car crashes are extremely violent accidents. They produce a large number of victim fatalities and cause catastrophic injuries to those who survive. Head-on accidents normally happen when a motorist loses control of their vehicle, a situation that is typically caused by driver intoxication, driver distraction, and speeding. 

If you wish to file a personal injury claim after your head-on crash, it is crucial that you receive legal guidance from a reputable and seasoned car accident attorney who understands the physics involved in your accident as well as the legal subtleties that can impact your claim.

Our Louisiana auto accident attorneys at Smiley Law Firm care about the health and welfare of our clients. When victims are hurt in accidents through no fault of their own, we work diligently to ensure they see justice, financial recovery, and their wrongdoers brought to account. 

When an accident that stems from another person’s negligence causes someone harm, it is important that they talk to a dependable Louisiana car accident attorney as soon as they are able. Most collision victims are entitled to financial compensation intended to help alleviate the financial obstacles they are sure to face.

Our Louisiana personal injury attorneys invest fully in our clients and work tirelessly to ensure they receive the full amount of financial compensation to which they are entitled. If you were injured in a vehicle crash, do not delay in speaking with our car accident attorneys in Louisiana by calling our offices at 504-688-3494 or 504-822-2222, and schedule a no-obligation case evaluation to learn about the legal options you have available.

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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