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Denham Springs man killed after striking horse on US 190

6 months 1 week 2 days ago September 16, 2016 Sep 16, 2016 Friday, September 16 2016 September 16, 2016 10:15 AM in News
Source: WBRZ

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.

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