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Oct 22, 2010 9:18 AM by Nichole Larkey

Port Allen man dies in collision with cane truck

PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - State police say a sport utility vehicle collided with a sugar cane truck on La. Highway 413, leaving one man dead and another injured.
Troopers say 19-year-old Jonathan Austin was southbound Thursday when his vehicle crossed the highway's center line and struck the northbound cane truck, causing both vehicles to flip.
Austin was pronounced dead at the scene.
The cane truck driver, 49-year-old Ernest Birks of Maringouin, was taken to Baton Rouge General Medical Center
with minor injuries.


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