Goldonna Man Succumbs to Injuries Suffered in Single Vehicle Crash on July 4th

A Goldonna man has died as a result of injuries sustained in a single-vehicle crash on North Goodwill Street in Goldonna on Monday afternoon, July 4, according to Natchitoches Parish Sheriff Stuart Wright.

On July 4, 2022 at approximately 5:07pm, Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies, Goldonna Police, Natchitoches Regional Medical Center EMS, Natchitoches Parish Fire District #2, Natchitoches Parish Fire District #9 and Air EVAC LifeTeam helicopter all responded to a single-vehicle crash involving injuries near the 1400 block of Goodwill Street in Goldonna, La.

Units arrived on scene discovering the sole occupant of the vehicle suffering from serious life-threatening injuries. Firefighters were able to free the victim from the wreckage.

Air EVAC LifeTeam helicopter was dispatched to the scene and landed at a landing zone set-up at Goldonna School.

Deputies said during the preliminary stages of the investigation, 55-year-old Clyde Harris Carter of Goldonna was operating a 1991 Toyota pickup traveling southbound on North Goodwill Street in Goldonna, when for reasons still under investigation, exited the road on the left side. This action caused the vehicle to overturn and come to a rest on it’s top near a tree.

Carter was airlifted to Rapides Regional Medical Center.

Troopers assigned to LSP Troop-E Alexandria also responded to assist Goldonna Town Marshal Lawrence Sampey with the crash investigation.

A toxicology sample was obtained for analysis.

Natchitoches Parish Asst. Coroner Steven Clanton contacted the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office reporting that Clyde Harris Carter, 55, of Goldonna was pronounced dead on July 6, 2022 at approximately 4:59pm at Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria, La. due to injuries sustained in a single-vehicle crash in north Natchitoches Parish.

This marks the 1st traffic fatality in the City Limits of Goldonna in 2022.

Deputies remind the motorists to always drive carefully, don’t drive impaired, or travel at excessive speeds, wear your seat belts, and avoid distractions while operating a motor vehicle.

The crash remains under investigation.

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