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1 dead in St. Tammany crash, alcohol suspected

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Posted: Jul 21, 2014 3:08 PM by Brock Sues
Updated: Jul 21, 2014 3:59 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: Bush, St. Tammany Parish, crash, fatal, seat belt, death, pickup truck, La 40

ST. TAMMANY - State Police said a man killed in a wreck on LA 40 in Brusly Monday wasn't wearing a seat belt and may have been intoxicated.

Troopers said Billy W. King II, 35, of Bush was driving a pickup truck eastbound on La 40 west of La 1082 shortly after 1 a.m. on Monday. Investigators said he swerved to the right, over-corrected and spun off the left side of the road.

The truck crashed into an embankment and threw King from the vehicle as it flipped, according to investigators.

King was the only person in the vehicle at the time of the wreck and was pronounced dead on the scene by the St. Tammany Parish Coroner's Office.

Investigators said King they suspect alcohol was a factor in the crash, and toxicology tests are planned.

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