Gonzales man killed in early morning crash

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Posted: Sep 3, 2014 9:09 AM by Hunter Robinson
Updated: Sep 3, 2014 9:09 AM
Source: Louisiana State Police

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Topics: accident, crash, wreck, fatal, Gonzales, Blind River, Gramercy, Lutcher, St. James

GRAMERCY - State Police are investigating a crash that claimed the life of a Gonzales man early this morning.

Troopers say Bobby Garantine, 53, was driving southbound on US Hwy 61 near Blind River in St. James Parish around 2:30 a.m. when he crossed the center median. Investigators believe he over-corrected to return to his lane and lost control of his car. It ran off the right side of the road, hit a tree and was partially submerged in water.

Garantine was rushed to St. James Hospital in Lutcher where he died. Troopers say he wasn't wearing his seat-belt at the time of the accident and are waiting for the results of a toxicology report to determine if he was impaired.

We'll have more information coming up on WBRZ News 2 at Noon.

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