The initial investigation led Troopers to determine that 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 deceased on the scene.
As part of the ongoing investigation, blood samples were collected for scientific analysis. Polk was not wearing his seat-belt at the time of the crash and impairment is suspected. The investigation is ongoing and no additional information is available at this time.