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Sep 13, 2013 11:15 PM by katc

Franklinton Resident Dies in Single Vehicle Crash

A Washington Parish resident is dead after a single vehicle crash this afternoon. Troopers say the Franklinton resident was involved in the crash on LA 10 in Washington Parish, approximately five miles east of the Franklinton city limits.

Troopers say the crash occurred as the victim was traveling east on LA 10 in a 1995 Ford pickup truck. For unknown reasons, the Ford pickup traveled off the right side of the paved roadway resulting in the driver overcorrecting to the left and then back to the right causing the vehicle to overturn. As the vehicle overturned, the unrestrained driver was partially ejected from the truck resulting in fatal injuries.

The driver of the Ford pickup truck was pronounced dead at the scene by the Washington Parish Coroner's Office. Impairment is not suspected at this time pending toxicology analysis.

While the crash remains under investigation, Troopers urge motorists to remain vigilant while behind the wheel and avoid distractions especially the temptations of electronic devices.

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