Posted: Jun 23, 2013 12:42 PM by Associated Press
KENTWOOD, La. - A Mississippi man has died after a wreck, and authorities have arrested a Louisiana man.
Louisiana State Troopers say 26-year-old Jeremy Owen of Meadville, Miss., was driving a 2006 Dodge Stratus southbound in the northbound lane of U.S. 51 early Sunday morning. Next to him was a 2000 Pontiac Grand Am driven by 22-year-old Colby McNabb of Greensburg, La.
Troopers say both were speeding and driving recklessly when Owen's car tapped McNabb's. The Dodge spun off the highway, hitting trees and ejecting Owen, who wasn't wearing a seatbelt.
Owen was pronounced dead at Hood Memorial Hospital in Amite. He's believed to have been drinking before the crash.
McNabb and a passenger were uninjured. McNabb's blood alcohol level was above the legal limit. He's charged with vehicular homicide and reckless driving.