James “Deryl” Courtney, 75, was attempting to negotiate a left curve on Ashley County Road 12, five miles north of Crossett, on January 17 at 7 a.m. when he lost control of his northbound Buick LeSabre, according to a State Police accident report.
The car traveled off the right side of the road and struck a utility pole and overturned several times. Courtney was ejected from the vehicle during the collision.
He was transported to Louisiana State University Hospital. He died on January 24.