Desoto Parish Crash Leaves One Man Dead
A single vehicle crash in Desoto Parish has claimed the life of a Grand Cane man.
The crash happened on Parish Trenton Road just east of US Highway 171.
The preliminary investigation revealed that a 1995 GMC Sierra driven by 31-year-old Aaron Kirkman of Grand Cane was traveling west on Parish Trenton Road at a high rate of speed when Kirkman failed to stop at a stop sign, exited the roadway, and struck an abandoned log trailer.
Kirkman was not wearing his seat belt during the crash and was ejected from the vehicle. Kirkman sustained fatal injuries was pronounced dead at the scene by the DeSoto Parish Coroner.
Toxicology samples were obtained and will be submitted for analysis. This crash remains under investigation.
State Police remind residents that In 2015, 48% of the fatal crashes in Troop G involved impaired drivers.