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Man found dead in overturned car in EBR Parish

4 years 2 weeks 6 days ago Friday, July 31 2015 Jul 31, 2015 July 31, 2015 2:32 PM July 31, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

BATON ROUGE - A 25-year-old man has been found dead in his overturned vehicle in northern East Baton Rouge after he ran off U.S. Highway 61 north of La. 64.

Louisiana State Police began an investigation into Thursday's single-vehicle crash after a state Department of Transportation and Development worker found a man dead in a 2004 Cadillac CTS.

First Class Trooper Bryan Lee, in a news release, said the victim was later identified as Michael Hains of St. Francisville. Lee says after Hains ran off the road, the car continued into the woods and came to rest upside down partially submerged in a canal.

Lee says Hains was unrestrained, suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police suspect impairment and a toxicology test will be conducted.

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