On Monday at about 1:30 AM, Troopers from State Police Troop L responded to a fatal crash involving a single vehicle on LA 16 eastbound approximately 2 miles east of LA 1073 in Washington Parish. The crash claimed the life of 21-year-old Nathan E. Polk of Bogalusa. Troopers think the crash occurred as Polk was driving a Chevrolet Silverado eastbound on LA 16. For reasons still under investigation, Polk’s vehicle veered left off the roadway and impacted a tree. Polk sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead on the scene. Polk was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash and impairment is suspected. The investigation is ongoing.