Ascension highway reopens after fatal crash Ascension highway reopens after fatal crash Advocate story July 17, 2014 Comments La. 73 has reopened following a fatal crash near La. 621 in Ascension Parish, authorities report. State Police earlier closed the road after a one-vehicle crash resulted in a fatality that authorities believe may have been caused by a medical condition. Police have not released the identity of the driver killed in the accident.