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Driver booked in four-car collision that left a 19-year-old dead

1 year 3 weeks 1 day ago October 02, 2015 Oct 2, 2015 Friday, October 02 2015 October 02, 2015 9:09 PM in News
Source: WBRZ

WATSON - A 58-year-old man was booked into jail after a deadly wreck Friday afternoon.

State Police said Michael Farris' pickup truck became a pinball, bouncing off vehicles as he lost control on Highway 16, south of Highway 63. A 19-year-old from Central Louisiana died in the wreck.

Investigators said Farris was driving intoxicated northbound, crossed the center line and hit another pickup headed in the opposite direction. After the first collision, troopers said Farris smashed head-on into a sedan driven by the person who died, Miranda Roberts. State Police said Farris hit another vehicle before coming to a stop.

Roberts was unrestrained, authorities said, and died on the scene.

Farris was booked into jail for DWI, reckless operation, negligent homicide and negligent injuring.


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