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Monterey man struck, killed crossing road on lawn mower

Jay Sowers / The Natchez Democrat — Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a fatal crash involving a car hitting a man who was riding his lawn mower on Louisiana 129 north of Monterey Friday evening.
Jay Sowers / The Natchez Democrat — Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies and Louisiana State Police troopers responded to a fatal crash involving a car hitting a man who was riding his lawn mower on Louisiana 129 north of Monterey Friday evening.

MONTEREY — A Monterey man died Friday when a driver struck him while he attempted to cross Louisiana 129 on a lawn mower.

Louisiana State Police troopers and Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a fatal crash on Louisiana 129 in Monterey at approximately 4:45 p.m. Friday.

A preliminary investigation revealed that a 2005 Ford Taurus, driven by Casey Paul, 27, of Monterey, was traveling north on Louisiana 129 when it struck a lawn mower driven by Oran Allen, 86, of Monterey, that was attempting to cross the highway.

Allen was transported to Riverland Medical Center, where he died.

Paul was properly restrained and did not report any injuries.

Alcohol use is not suspected to be a factor in the crash, according to a press release from the state police. Toxicology samples were taken and submitted for analysis.

The crash remains under investigation.

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