Denham Springs man killed after striking horse on US 190
SATSUMA – State Police say a Denham Springs man is dead after his car struck a horse on US 190 in Livingston Parish Friday morning.
According to Louisiana State Police, the crash happened around 1 a.m. on US 190 east of Satsuma Road.
Investigators say 24-year-old Joshua Marange was traveling on US 190 when his vehicle struck a horse that was standing in the eastbound lane. The impact caused “severe damage” to Marange’s vehicle. His car then ran off the roadway and struck a tree.
The Livingston Parish Coroner’s Office pronounced Marange dead at the scene. Troopers say impairment is not suspected to be a factor in the crash, but toxicology samples were collected.
State Police said that the horse also died from the crash. Troopers are still trying to locate the horse’s owner.