Lake Charles man killed in head-on crash on LA 171; Impairment suspected
CALCASIEU PARISH - A Lake Charles man was killed in a head-on collision on LA 171 Friday night.
According to Louisiana State Police, 61-year-old Carl Bryant was driving his 1992 Toyota Tercel on the wrong side of the highway when he crashed head-on into another vehicle around 10:10 p.m.
Bryant was not wearing a seatbelt and suffered fatal injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the other vehicle suffered minor injuries and transported to a hospital for treatment.
Police say they suspect Bryant was impaired at the time of the crash. Toxicology tests are pending.
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