Sad news for fans of the show Swamp People as David LaDart's 19-year-old son Daniel was killed on Sunday morning in a single-vehicle accident.

Preliminary reports state that Daniel LaDart was driving a 2001 Chevrolet pickup west on Crow Road in Union Parish when the crash occurred. The truck left the road and it is believed that LaDart overcorrected and then the truck traveled across both lanes and into a wooded area, striking several trees. LaDart was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene.

Fans of the show know David LaDart and his stepson, Jeromy Pruitt, as a formidable alligator-hunting team. This season they came close to winning the $10,000 biggest gator bounty contest. However, Troy Landry and his brother Guy took home the prize after LaDart and Pruitt failed to get their massive catch back on time.

A post on their Facebook page asks everyone to keep David and the family in their prayers.

 

 

I wanted to let everyone know David lost his son Jacob this morning in a car wreck. Please keep David and our family in y'all's prayers.

Posted by Jeromy Pruitt and David LaDart of Swamp People on Sunday, July 26, 2015